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Analyzes how psychological research aims to describe behavior, explain its causes, and predict the circumstances under which certain behaviors will occur again. Topics covered include specialized research areas in psychology (experimental, clinical, counseling, school, developmental, emotional, personality, social), early experimental psychologists (Wundt, Titchener, James, Watson), functionalism, B.F. Skinner, Freud, Gestalt psychology, research methods (case study, survey, naturalistic observation, experimental, longitudinal, cross sectional), correlations vs. cause and effect, control groups, single-blind and double-blind experiments, ethics in research.
This title is part of the series: WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?
Social Studies School Service