Handbook of Research Methods in Experimental Psychology presents a comprehensive and contemporary treatment of research methodologies used in experimental psychology. The volume is divided into three sections: Part One places experimental psychology in historical context and provides insights into current activities and future trends, Part Two investigates the changing nature of research methodology, experimental design, and analytic procedures, and Part Three features research in selected content areas. The chapters, written by leading researchers in the field, discuss topics such as cross–cultural research, ethical issues, research with animals, comparative psychology, sensation and perception research methods, physiological psychology, and research methods in human memory, cognition, motivation, and psychophysics.
This handbook coherently illustrates the range of research methodologies used in experimental psychology and is a vital resource for both students and scholars who wish to expand their knowledge.
Part I: Historical Roots and Future Trends.
1. Psychology′s Experimental Foundations (C. James Goodwin).
2. Current and Future trends in Experimental Psychology (E. J Capaldi and Robert W. Proctor).
Part II: Research Designs, Methodological Issues, and Analytic Procedures.
3. Traditional Nomothetic Approaches (Richard J. Harris).
4. Traditional Idiographic Approaches: Small–N Research Designs (Bryan K. Saville and William Buskist).
5. The Importance of Effect Magnitude (Roger E. Kirk).
6. The Changing Face of Research Methods (Randolph A. Smith and Stephen F. Davis).
7. Ethical Issues in Psychological Research with Hyman Participants (Richard L. Miller).
8. Research with Animals (Jesse E. Purdy, Scott A. Bailey, and Steven J. Schapiro).
9. Cross–cultural Research (David Matsumoto).
Part III: Selected Content Areas.
10. Comparative Psychology (Mauricio R. Papini).
11. Animal Learning and Animal Cognition (Lewis Barker and Jeffrey S. Katz).
12. Sensation and Perception Research Methods (Lauren Fruh Van Sickle Scharff).
13. Taste (Scott A. Bailey).
14. Olfaction: Recent Advances in Learning about Odors (W. Robert Batsell, Jr.).
15. Physiological Psychology: Biological and Behavioral Outcomes of Exercise (Brenda J. Anderson, Daniel P. McCloskey, Despina A. Tata, and Heather E. Gorby).
16. Research Methods in Human Memory (Deanne L. Westerman and David G. Payne).
17. Research Methods in Cognition (David G. Payne and Deanne L. Westerman).
18. Motivation (Melissa Burns).
19. Audition (Henry E. Heffner and Rickye S. Heffner).
20. Psychophysics (H.R. Schiffman).