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A Laboratory Introduction to Psychology.

Author: John W P Ost; James Allison; William B Vance
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013.
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A Laboratory Introduction to Psychology was written to acquaint the student with the concepts and methods of laboratory science as they apply to psychology. It is assumed that the laboratory course will follow or accompany a comprehensive course in introductory psychology which emphasizes scientific topics. The experiments have been related to journal articles and to sections of several popular textbooks so that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Laboratory manuals
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ost, John W.P.
A Laboratory Introduction to Psychology.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John W P Ost; James Allison; William B Vance
ISBN: 9781483274195 1483274195
OCLC Number: 895435086
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; A Laboratory Introduction to Psychology; Copyright Page; PREFACE; Table of Contents; PART I: EXPERIMENTS WITH ANIMAL BEHAVIOR; GENERAL PROCEDURES; BACKGROUND MATERIAL; CONDITIONING THE RAT; EXPERIMENT 1. EXTINCTION AND SPONTANEOUS RECOVERY; PROBLEM; PROCEDURE; CONTROLS; RESULTS; DISCUSSION; EXPERIMENT 2. DISCRIMINATION TRAINING; PROBLEM; PROCEDURE; RESULTS; REFERENCE; EXPERIMENT 3. SECONDARY REINFORCEMENT; PROBLEM; PROCEDURE; RESULTS; DISCUSSION; REFERENCES; SCHEDULES OF REINFORCEMENT: INTRODUCTION; EXPERIMENT 4. RESPONSE RATE AND SCHEDULES OF REINFORCEMENT; PROBLEM; PROCEDURE. Resultsexperiment 5. the partial reinforcement effect in extinction; problem; procedure; results; reference; experiment 6. motivation; problem; procedure; results; part ii: experiments in sensory processes; experiment 7. the difference threshold for weight; problem; apparatus; procedure; results; references; experiment 8. physical magnitude and perceived magnitude; apparatus; procedure; analysis; reference; experiment 9. adaptation level; apparatus; procedure; controls; results; reference; experiment 10. relative-size illusion; problem; materials; procedure; instructions to subject; results. Discussionreference; experiment 11. visual acuity in the retinal periphery; problem; apparatus; procedure; results; part iii: experiments in human learning and performance; experiment 12. transfer of training; problem; apparatus; procedure; results; short-term memory: introduction; references; experiment 13. short-term memory for digits: i; problem; procedure; results; conclusions; theory; experiment 14. short-term memory for digits: ii; problem; results; discussion; experiment 15. short-term memory for digits: iii; problem; procedure; results; discussion; experiment 16. serial learning. PROBLEMCONTROLS; MATERIALS; PROCEDURE; RESULTS; DISCUSSION; REFERENCE; EXPERIMENT 17. SERIAL LEARNING AND UNUSUAL ITEMS; PROBLEM; MATERIALS; PROCEDURE; RESULTS; TWO PERSON GAMES: INTRODUCTION; EXPERIMENT 18. TWO-PERSON GAMES: I; PROCEDURE; RESULTS; REFERENCE; EXPERIMENT 19. TWO-PERSON GAMES: II. The Prisoner's Dilemma; PROBLEM; PROCEDURE; RESULTS; APPENDIX A: METHODS IN THE ANALYSIS OF DATA; DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS; INFERENTIAL STATISTICS; REFERENCES; APPENDIX B: USE OF THE RANDOM NUMBER TABLE; APPENDIX C: EXPERIMENTAL REPORTS; ORGANIZATION OF REPORTS; GENERAL COMMENTS. Sample experimental reportintroduction; method; results; discussion; reference.

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A Laboratory Introduction to Psychology was written to acquaint the student with the concepts and methods of laboratory science as they apply to psychology. It is assumed that the laboratory course will follow or accompany a comprehensive course in introductory psychology which emphasizes scientific topics. The experiments have been related to journal articles and to sections of several popular textbooks so that students and instructors will have ready access to introductory material. This manual is limited to standard topics of experimental psychology, but includes some experiments that are r.

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