- Places experimental psychology in historical context, investigates the changing nature of research methodology, experimental design, and analytic procedures, and features research in selected content areas.
- Provides an excellent source of potential research ideas for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students.
- Illustrates the range of research methodologies used in experimental psychology.
- Contains contributions written by leading researchers.
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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).