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Part One: FUNDAMENTALS OF RESEARCH. 1. Explanation in Scientific Psychology. 2. Research Techniques: Observation and Correlation. 3. Research Techniques: Experiments. 4. Ethics in Psychological Research. 5. How to Read and Write Research Reports. Part Two: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. 6. Psychophysics. 7. Perception. 8. Attention and Reaction Time. 9. Conditioning and Learning. 10. Remembering and Forgetting. 11. Thinking and Problem Solving. 12. Individual Differences and Development. 13. Social Psychology. 14. Environmental Psychology. 15. Human Factors. Appendix A: Experimental Psychology: A Historical Sketch. Appendix B: Statistical Reasoning: An Introduction. Appendix C: Statistical Tables.

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Barry H. Kantowitz is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Operational Engineering, and former Director of the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Michigan. Prior to that, he was Chief Scientist of the Human Factors Transportation Center of the Battelle Memorial Institute in Seattle. He received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1969. He has written and edited more than two dozen books. His research on human attention, mental workload, reaction time, human-machine interaction, and transportation human factors has been supported by the Office of Education, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, NHTSA, and FHWA. David G. Elmes is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Washington and Lee University, where he taught for forty years. He earned his B.A. with high honors from the University of Virginia and completed the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology there. Dr. Elmes was an adjunct professor at Hampden-Sydney College, a research associate for a year in the Human Performance Center of the University of Michigan, and a Visiting Fellow of University College at the University of Oxford. At Washington and Lee, he co-directed the Cognitive Science Program and chaired the Department of Psychology for ten years. Professor Elmes edited READINGS IN EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY and DIRECTORY OF RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY AT PRIMARILY UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTIONS, and is coauthor of RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (Cengage, 2012, with B. H. Kantowitz and H. L. Roediger III). Henry L. Roediger, III, is the James S. McDonnell University Professor of Psychology and Dean of Academic Planning in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, where he has taught since 1996. He received a B.A. in psychology from Washington and Lee University and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Yale University. He has taught at Rice University, Purdue University, and the University of Toronto. His research interests lie in cognitive psychology, particularly in human learning and memory. Dr. Roediger has published more than 250 articles and chapters and has authored or edited 10 other books, including RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 9th Edition (Cengage, 2012).

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Part One: FUNDAMENTALS OF RESEARCH. 1. Explanation in Scientific Psychology. 2. Research Techniques: Observation and Correlation. 3. Research Techniques: Experiments. 4. Ethics in Psychological Research. 5. How to Read and Write Research Reports. Part Two: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. 6. Psychophysics. 7. Perception. 8. Attention and Reaction Time. 9. Conditioning and Learning. 10. Remembering and Forgetting. 11. Thinking and Problem Solving. 12. Individual Differences and Development. 13. Social Psychology. 14. Environmental Psychology. 15. Human Factors. Appendix A: Experimental Psychology: A Historical Sketch. Appendix B: Statistical Reasoning: An Introduction. Appendix C: Statistical Tables.

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