This book contains up–to–date scholarship and emphasizes active learning through pedagogical activities and exercises designed to help students design and execute their own social psychological research.
List of Active Learning Exercises.
1 Studying Social Psychology.
2 Developing Research Topics in Social Psychology.
3 Ethical Issues in Social Psychological Research.
4 Basic Experimental Design.
5 Alternatives to Experimental Research in Social Psychology.
6 Developing Questionnaires and Surveys.
7 Introducing a Difference: Independent Variables.
8 Measuring What Happens: Dependent Variables.
9 Validity and Realism in Research.
10 Conducting Social Psychology Experiments: Practical Matters.
11 Data Analysis.
12 Presenting Social Psychological Research.
Appendix A Major Journals in Social Psychology.
Appendix B Reading Journal Articles in Social Psychology.
Appendix C Annotated Student Research Paper.
Summing Up: Recommended. Upper–division undergraduates and graduate students. ––
B. J. Lovett, Elmira College (
Choice, February 2009)