This indispensible sourcebook covers conceptual and practical issues in research design in the field of social and personality psychology. Key experts address specific methods and areas of research, contributing to a comprehensive overview of contemporary practice. This updated and expanded second edition offers current commentary on social and personality psychology, reflecting the rapid development of this dynamic area of research over the past decade. With the help of this up-to-date text, both seasoned and beginning social psychologists will be able to explore the various tools and methods available to them in their research as they craft experiments and imagine new methodological possibilities.
Rebecca M. Warner's Applied Statistics: From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques, Second Edition provides a clear introduction to widely used topics in bivariate and multivariate statistics, including multiple regression, discriminant analysis, MANOVA, factor analysis, and binary logistic regression. The approach is applied and does not require formal mathematics; equations are accompanied by verbal explanations. Students are asked to think about the meaning of equations. Each chapter presents a complete empirical research example to illustrate the application of a specific method. Although SPSS examples are used throughout the book, the conceptual material will be helpful for users of different programs. Each chapter has a glossary and comprehension questions.
This volume is a first of its kind, addressed principally to the professional reader. While it is not intended to be exhaustive, its aim is to sketch a broad picture of some of the nondrug and nonsurgical treatment strategies with a demonstrated basis in conventional scientific method. Likewise, though it does not include all those who have contributed to the emergence of this exciting new field, it assembles those authors whose seminal work has earned them international reputations. This volume's declared purpose is to provide a state-of-the-art guide to methods and techniques in the behavioral treatment of epilepsy and to their basis in theory. The editors hope that it will catalyze the evolution of their acceptance as standard elements, where appropriate, in the clinical activities of independent practitioners, clinics, and agencies that service those with convulsive disorders.
Author: Alan S. Bellack,Michel Hersen,Alan E. Kazdin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
It is particularly gratifying to prepare a second edition of a book, because there is the necessary impli cation that the first edition was well received. Moreover, now an opportunity is provided to correct the problems or limitations that existed in the first edition as well as to address recent developments in the field. Thus, we are grateful to our friends, colleagues, and students, as well as to the reviewers who have expressed their approval of the first edition and who have given us valuable input on how the revision could best be structured. Perhaps the first thing that the reader will notice about the second edition is that it is more extensive than the first. The volume currently has 41 chapters, in contrast to the 31 chapters that comprised the earlier version. Chapters 3, 9, 29, and 30 of the first edition either have been dropped or were combined, whereas 14 new chapters have been added. In effect, we are gratified in being able to reflect the continued growth of behavior therapy in the 1980s. Behavior therapists have addressed an ever-increasing number of disorders and behavioral dysfunctions in an increasing range of populations. The most notable advances are taking place in such areas as cognitive approaches, geriatrics, and behavioral medicine, and also in the treatment of childhood disorders.
For courses in Social Psychology. This broad-based overview of the field of social psychology author Bob Feldman, introduces and integrates the theories, research, and applications of the discipline, capturing the excitement of this diverse field as it is evolving today. The book is designed to show the relevance of social psychology to students' lives while acquainting them with the scientific basis of the discipline. *New - New topics and areas added. *New - A wealth of contemporary research is cited. *New - Social Links marginal icons. *New - Social Web features. *New - An Epilogue - Ends each chapter. *New - The Informed Consumer of Social Psychology feature. *Application chapters - integrated throughout the text. *Chapter-opening prologues. *Extensive student pedagogy.
Author: Neal Schmitt,Walter C. Borman,Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (U.S.)
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
Category: Business & Economics
Unprecedented advances in the scientific study of personnel selection have given researchers and practitioners new ideas and tools to achieve greater success in measuring and linking skills, knowledge, and abilities to job performance requirements. Personnel Selection in Organizations is a timely presentation of emerging issues in research and practice, providing new and exciting perspectives on the theoretical, empirical, and societal changes that will affect the study and practice of virtually every personnel selection topic. The careful analysis of current procedures and practices, joined with an insightful identification of areas where ongoing research is needed, will be a valuable resource for all those interested in the continuing development of the field. In sixteen original chapters, leading experts highlight the personnel selection issues that will receive increasing attention in the years ahead. The authors thoughtfully explore key subjects in this rapidly changing field, including job analysis, criterion development, biographical and personality measures, the concept of validity, the changing demographics of the work population, the decline of the manufacturing economy, and the development of small organizations. They examine specific topics such as recruitment and retention, structured versus unstructured interviews, the ethics and effectiveness of computerized psychological testing, perceptions of selection fairness, productivity, turnover, and absenteeism. They also cover broader, less traditional concerns including downsizing and retirement, selection and staffing as a corporate strategy, promoting job and life satisfaction, organizational citizenship, and commitment.
This Third Edition of the bestselling Psychotherapy with Older Adults continues to offer students and professionals a thorough overview of psychotherapy with older adults. Using the contextual, cohort-based, maturity, specific challenge (CCMSC) model, it draws upon findings from scientific gerontology and life-span developmental psychology to describe how psychotherapy needs to be adapted for work with older adults, as well as when it is similar to therapeutic work with younger adults. Sensitively linking both research and experience, author Bob G. Knight provides a practical account of the knowledge, technique, and skills necessary to work with older adults in a therapeutic relationship. This volume considers the essentials of gerontology as well as the nature of therapy in depth, focusing on special content areas and common themes.