Key Studies in Psychology (6th Revised edition)

Key Studies in Psychology (6th Revised edition)

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Psychology is full of agreements and disagreements! Here Richard Gross pairs up 30 studies to show you how the classic theories in Psychology are constantly revisited by modern researchers. In a new focus for this 6th edition, the emphasis is on how these classic and contemporary studies relate. From the differences and similarities between them you'll understand not just the studies themselves, but develop the study skills you need to write about Psychology in exams and essays. The aim is to help you understand how specific research and issues fit into the science of Psychology as a whole, and where that science is going. Key Studies in Psychology 6th Edition is a life-saver in the sea of Psychological research - grab onto it!

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Richard Gross is the leading author in Psychology publishing in the UK. His bestselling titles include 'Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour' and 'Themes, Issues and Debates in Psychology'.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Language and memory Background and context Loftus, E.E. & Palmer, J.C. (1974) Reconstruction of an automobile destruction: an example of the interaction between language and memory Laney, C., Fowler, N.B., Nelson, K.J., Bernstein, D.M. & Loftus, E.F. (2008) The persistence of false beliefs Evaluation Answers Chapter 3 Teaching language to non-humans Background and context Gardner, R.A. and Gardner, B.T. (1969) Teaching sign language to a chimpanzee Savage-Rumbaugh, S., Fields, W.M. & Taglialatela, J. (2000) Ape-consciousness-human consciousness: a perspective informed by language and culture Evaluation Answers Chapter 4 Autism and theory of mind Background and context Baron-Cohen, S, Jolliffe, T., Mortimore, C. & Robertson, M. (1997) Another advanced test of theory of mind: evidence from very high-functioning adults with autism or Asperger syndrome Back, E., Ropar, D. and Mitchell, P. (2007) Do the eyes have it? Inferring mental states from animated faces in autism Evaluation Answers Chapter 5 Attachment in adulthood Background and context Hazan, C. & Shaver, P.R. (1987) Romantic love conceptualised as an attachment process Schachner, D.A., Shaver, P.R. & Gillath, O. (2008) Attachment style and long-term singlehood Evaluation Answers Chapter 6 Social influences on aggression Background and context Bandura, A., Ross, D. and Ross, S.A. (1961) Transmission of aggression through imitation of aggressive models Moller, I. and Krahe, B. (2009) Exposure to violent video games and aggression in German adolescents: a longitudinal analysis Evaluation Answers Chapter 7 Sex reassignment Background and context Diamond, M. and Sigmundson, H.K. (1997) Sex-reassignment at birth Lobato, M.I., Koff, W.J., Crestana, T., Chaves, C., Salvador, J., Petry, A.R., Silveira, E., Henriques, A.A., Cervo, F., Bohme, E.S. & Massuda, R. (2009) Using the Defensive Style Questionnaire to evaluate the impact of sex reassignment surgery on defensive mechanisms in transsexual patients Evaluation Answers Chapter 8 The diagnosis and nature of mental disorder Background and context Rosenhan, D.L. (1973) On being sane in insane places Ahn, W-k., Flanagan, E.H., Marsh, J.K. & Sanislow, C.A. (2006) Beliefs about essences and the reality of mental disorders Evaluation Answers Chapter 9 Gambling addiction Background and context Griffiths, M. (2003) Fruit machine addiction in an adolescent female: a case study Parke, A. and Griffiths, M. (2005) Aggressive behaviour in adult slot-machine gamblers: a qualitative observational study Evaluation Answers Chapter 10 The effects of psychotherapy Background and context Eysenck, H.J. (1952) The effects of psychotherapy: an evaluation Zubieta, J-K., Bueller, J.A., Jackson, L.R., Scott, D.J., Xu, Y., Koeppe, R.A., Nichols, T.E. & Stohler, C.S. (2005) Placebo effects mediated by endogenous opioid activity on -opioid receptors Evaluation Answers Chapter 11 Obedience Background and context Milgram, S. (1963) Behavioural study of obedience Burger, J.M. (2009) Replicating Milgram: Would people still obey today? Evaluation Answers Chapter 12 The social psychology of prisons and tyranny Background and context Haney, C., Banks, C. and Zimbardo, P. (1973) A study of prisoners and guards in a simulated prison Reicher, S. and Haslam, S.A. (2006) Rethinking the psychology of tyranny: the BBC prison study Evaluation Answers Chapter 13 Bystander intervention Background and context Piliavin, I.M., Rodin, J. and Piliavin, J.A. (1969) Good samaritanism: an underground phenomenon? Fischer, P., Greitemeyer, T., Pollozek, F. & Frey, D. (2006) The unresponsive bystander: are bystanders more responsive in dangerous emergencies? Evaluation Answers Chapter 14 Sleep, dreams and emotion Background and context Dement, W. and Kleitman, N. (1957) The relation of eye movements during sleep to dream activity: an objective method for the study of dreaming Nishida, M., Pearsall, J., Buckner, R.L and Walker, M.P. (2009) REM sleep, prefrontal theta, and the consolidation of human emotional memory Evaluation Answers Chapter 15 The abilities of split-brain patients Background and context Sperry, R.W. (1968) Hemisphere deconnection and unity in conscious awareness Colvin, M.K., Funnell, M.G. and Gazzaniga, M.S. (2005) Numerical processing in the two hemispheres: studies of a split-brain patient Evaluation Answers Chapter 16 Near-death experiences Background and context Blackmore, S. (1988) Visions for the dying brain: near-death experiences may tell us more about consciousness and the brain than about what lies beyond the grave Klemenc-Ketis, Z., Kersnik, J. and Grmec, S. (2010) The effect of carbon dioxide on near-death experiences in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors: a prospective observational study Evaluation Answers

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  • publication date: 29/06/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781444156102
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781444156102
  • weight: 850
  • ISBN10: 1444156101
  • edition: 6th Revised edition

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