Psychological Science Under Scrutiny

Recent Challenges and Proposed Solutions
Original Publish Date: Jan 03, 2017
Product Number: EB00742331
Released: Nov 15, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118661048
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Psychological Science Under Scrutiny explores a range of contemporary challenges to the assumptions and methodologies of psychology, in order to encourage debate and ground the discipline in solid science.  -Discusses the pointed challenges posed by critics to the field of psychological research, which have given pause to psychological researchers across a broad spectrum of sub-fields -Argues that those conducting psychological research need to fundamentally change the way they think about data and results, in order to ensure that psychology has a firm basis in empirical science -Places the recent challenges discussed into a broad historical and conceptual perspective, and considers their implications for the future of psychological methodology and research -Challenges discussed include confirmation bias, the effects of grant pressure, false-positive findings, overestimating the efficacy of medications, and high correlations in functional brain imaging -Chapters are authored by internationally recognized experts in their fields, and are written with a minimum of specialized terminology to ensure accessibility to students and lay readers

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