Computers in Human Behavior is a scholarly journal dedicated to examining the use of computers from a psychological perspective. Original theoretical works, research reports, literature reviews, software reviews, book reviews and announcements are published. The journal addresses both the use of computers in psychology, psychiatry and related disciplines as well as the psychological impact of computer use on individuals, groups and society. The former category includes articles exploring the use of computers for professional practice, training, research and theory development. The latter category includes articles dealing with the psychological effects of computers on phenomena such as human development, learning, cognition, personality, and social interactions. The journal addresses human interactions with computers, not computers per se. The computer is discussed only as a medium through which human behaviors are shaped and expressed. The primary message of most articles involves information about human behavior. Therefore, professionals with an interest in the psychological aspects of computer use, but with limited knowledge of computers, will find this journal of interest.
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind, the brain, and human behavior. The Psychology department offers coursework and research opportunities in the fields of clinical, cognitive, developmental, neuroscientific, and social psychology. By studying psychology, students better understand human behavior, including who we are, how we do the things we do, and how we enhance our lives and society. The Psychology major provides a foundation for careers in education and research; law; medicine and public health; politics and public policy; and in business fields such as marketing, finance, and management.
The field of psychology scientifically studies the mind and behavior. Psychologists study a number of specific topics including perception, cognition, emotion, motivation, personality, development, mental health, social processes, and organizational behavior. Understanding these topics requires multiple perspectives, and the field uses a number of different levels of analysis. Psychologists investigate mental processing from the level of the neurons and brain function up to the level of how behavior is shaped by complex social processes. Because of this interdisciplinary breadth, psychology is by nature a diverse discipline that spans the natural and social sciences.
Creating a study guide is one of the best ways to prepare for an exam and improve your test results. In fact, a study by Stanford researchers found that applying a strategic approach to studying helped college students improve their exam scores by an average of one-third of a letter grade.
One of the biggest benefits of creating your own study guide is that you can tailor it to fit your learning style. Most people fall within five different types of learning styles: visual, auditory, reading/writing and kinesthetic. As a result, two students studying for the same test might have very different study guides.
As an example, reading/writing learners may benefit from creating a more traditional study guide, such as the summary sheet, and repeatedly rewriting the material. Visual learners will benefit more from color-coding and creating concept maps in order to create meaningful connections between key concepts.
Studying for exams can seem intimidating, but with the right approach, you can increase your chances of success. Creating a personalized study guide will help you review the information in a way that is most helpful to you and can help you improve your test scores as a result.
Psychology is a research-based science, therefore its use for statistics in accurately interpreting data is imperative for understanding research. This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of research methology and statistical analysis. This course will also further equip the student to succeed in subsequent statistics courses within his or her field of study.
In Chapter 2, there are graphs with iMacs from the 1990s. I've seen this graphic in other texts and it always throws me off because most students were not yet born when these computers were out. Also, I've found that psych stats books don't actually have examples from psychology. This book is no exception. Very few examples, if any, that I came across were from the psychological sciences.
The text is designed to be an introductory text for psychological statistics. As such, it begins with what statistics is, why we study statistics, and then covers basic material. It provides a nice introduction to the necessary foundational...read more
The text is designed to be an introductory text for psychological statistics. As such, it begins with what statistics is, why we study statistics, and then covers basic material. It provides a nice introduction to the necessary foundational material that will be referenced throughout the remainder of the text. The text contains a very detailed table of contents that uses clickable links for specific pages throughout the pdf. Although they are referenced through figures throughout the text, I believe it would have been beneficial to include the relevant statistical tables at the end of the book with a clickable link from the table of contents. I found it a bit odd that snippets of the tables were embedded throughout the text as figures rather than just including the full tables at the end.
I really enjoyed reading through the text and thought it was comprehensive enough for a full semester introductory psychological statistics course. If I were to adapt this text for my course, which I am strongly considering, I will have to supplement with exercises. The exercises at the end of each chapter are most likely not particularly interesting for psychology students nor do they tap into any higher thinking besides simple recall and application. They are useful practice of the basics but will not provide any indication of advanced learning. I also really enjoyed the graphics for regression that talk through the linear model. I thought these were very helpful to students. Again, I thought this text is great and am strongly considering adapting it.
PSYCH 315 Understanding Statistics in Psychology (5) RSNStatistics for psychological research. Elementary probability theory, hypothesis testing, and estimation. Satisfies the statistics requirement for majors registered in the psychology Bachelor of Arts degree program. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209; 2.0 in either MATH 111, MATH 112, MATH 120, MATH 124, or MATH 144. Offered: AWSpS.View course details in MyPlan: PSYCH 315
PSYCH 470 Psychology and Music (5) A&H/SScIntroduction to the scientific study of musical behavior. An overview of current topics in the psychology of music from the areas of musical perception and cognition, musical development, music therapy, musical performance, and composition. Includes psychoacoustical and neuropsychological foundations, research methods, and some basic material in music theory. Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 2.0 in either PSYCH 202 or NEUSCI 302 . View course details in MyPlan: PSYCH 470
PSYCH 522 Laboratory in Statistical Computation I (2)Techniques of computation using statistical software on personal computers. Organization of data files, transformations of variables, graphical representations of data, descriptive statistics, elementary inferential statistical analyses. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in PSYCH 524, or permission of instructor. Offered: A.View course details in MyPlan: PSYCH 522 2b1af7f3a8