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BPS Manual of Psychology Practicals: Experiment, Observation and Correlation

BPS Manual of Psychology Practicals: Experiment, Observation and Correlation

Robert McIlvern (Compiled by), Louise Higgins (Compiled by), Alison Wadeley (Compiled by), Paul Humphreys (Preface by)

ISBN: 978-1-854-33074-1

Apr 1993

240 pages

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$61.95

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This manual contains 15 carefully tested practical exercises designed to encourage students to explore the different methods of psychological investigation. All exercises can be carried out with minimum equipment and students are also able to replicate and modify exercises for themselves.
Introduction and Acknowledgements.

The Experimental Method.

Preface to the Experimental Method.

Experimenter Bias Effects: unintentional versus intentional factors.

Data Gathering for Parapsychological Research.

Hand preference and Hand Skill.

Estimating I.Q.

Evaluating a Technique to Aid the Learning of People's Names.

The Observational Method.

Preface to the Observational Method.

Sex Role Stereotyping in British Television.

An Investigation of Attributional Bias in a Real World Setting.

An Investigation of Attributional Bias in a Real World Setting.

Observational Studies of Pedestrian Behaviour.

A Survey of Conservatism.

Gender Differences in the Aggressive Behaviour of Schoolchildren.

The Correlational Method.

Preface to the Correlational Method.

The Basis of People's Fear of Animals.

Assessing the Relationship between Adults' Attitudes towards Mental Health.

Liking for, and Familiarity with, Male Forenames: A Partial Replication of Colman, Hargreaves and Sluckin.

Locus of Control and Stress: An Investigation into the Relationship between Perceptions of Controllability of Events and Levels of Reported Stress.

Approaches to Study and Academic Performance.

Appendix 1: Ethical Considerations in Carrying Out Psychological Research.

Appendix 2: Writing up Reports in Psychology.