Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Methods of Research in Social Psychology” as Want to Read:
Methods of Research in Social Psychology
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Methods of Research in Social Psychology

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  323 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Here is a detailed guide for students who will design and implement their own independent research. It examines the complete process of experimentation: asking the right question and translating it into a workable design, setting the stage for data collection, designing dependent variable measures, avoiding bias, conducting the post-experimental interview, and writing up t ...more
Published November 1st 1989 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published January 1st 1973)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Methods of Research in Social Psychology, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Methods of Research in Social Psychology

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 685)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
(I've read a newer edition, not sure which though, just to keep that in mind.)

Great intro into Social Psychology! I've read it out of interest, not because I had to (okay, to be fair, the topic is related to my work) and although it took me a while to read, I really enjoyed it to the end. Like with every science book you can't take everything at face value. Not all studies mentioned and cited are well done and perfectly convincing, but all in all it gives a very good overview about the field of
Reading this for my...wait for psychology class.
Geoff Little
Probably the first time since my last year in college many years ago that I bought a textbook. Still, I LOVE the content and the ideas here. Major food for thought about how people and societies function. Much recommend. There is also an audiobook version.
Amanda A.
Didn't read this edition. Read the 5th edition

This was for Professor Page-Gould's class. She's a great prof. Good book.
An excellent book for formulating Hypotheses and Theories dealing from mood swings to aggression, relationships, majority and minority influence, although for this theory I felt it was floored and the two terms need to be re-catorgorised into one.The majority of case studies are conducted in the United States, so from my point of view, certain characteristics and mannerisms would not apply to my country, having said that 90% of individual behaviour is uniform across most countries of the world. ...more
Red Haircrow
Required reading, a required course. Overall you are presented with many of the theories psychology student would have already learned and become familiar with but also presented the specifics of how it relates to a newer branch. Of course, you have copious quotes from other material, studies and psychologists, but I found the authors commentary still too directed towards certain majority populations. Instead of being objective and merely presenting information, there was more of what seemed per ...more
I'll be honest, I remember so little about this textbook. I have neither complaints nor compliments to give it it, and I'm not sure that its complete lack of memorability in either direction speaks wonders about it. It DID teach me that social psychology is not at all for me, so that was good.
This is THE best treatment of experimental research methods from a social psyc perspective. (Kerlinger and Lee is excellent, also).

I have this as a required text for my Masters and Ph.D. Social Psyc course. It's a shame this book is out of print.
Excellent textbook. Super easy to read, very easy to study from. Almost an informal style. Perhaps a bit too much of repetition, but that saves you a lot of time as you barely have to study afterwards! ;)
This textbook is wonderful, about how behavior is influenced by the real or imagined presence of others or aka social psychology. How we are influenced by conformity, attraction, aggression, attitudes,
Przeczytałam tą książkę na studiach, żeby zdać egzamin. Cóż książka interesująca i na temat. Tylko że format pozwala tylko na czytanie jej w czytelni lub w domu.
A lot of great information, but at times, it could have been presented in a better format. Overall, a very good textbook.
Jacob marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2015
Sarah is currently reading it
Jan 26, 2015
Tyler marked it as to-read
Jan 28, 2015
Sichu marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2015
Zachary chad cotie
Zachary chad cotie marked it as to-read
Jan 18, 2015
Christophe marked it as to-read
Jan 18, 2015
Cody Sanders
Cody Sanders is currently reading it
Jan 17, 2015
Martyna Bors
Martyna Bors marked it as to-read
Jan 15, 2015
Mister Rabdargad
Mister Rabdargad marked it as to-read
Jan 13, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 22 23 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Intimate Relationships
  • The Authoritarian Personality (Studies in Prejudice)
  • Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity
  • Social Learning Theory
  • Cognitive Therapy of Depression
  • Psychology
  • The Freud Reader
  • Psychological Science
  • Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook
  • The Carl Rogers Reader
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • A History of Modern Psychology
  • Theories of Developmental Psychology
Elliot Aronson (Born January 1932) is listed among the 100 most eminent psychologist of the 20th Century, best known for his Jigsaw Classroom experiments, cognitive dissonance research, and bestselling Social Psychology textbooks. He is the only person in the 120-year history of the American Psychological Association to have won all three of its major awards: For distinguished writing (1973), for ...more
More about Elliot Aronson...
The Social Animal Not by Chance Alone: My Life as a Social Psychologist Nobody Left to Hate Readings about the Social Animal, Ninth Edition The Jigsaw Classroom: Building Cooperation in the Classroom

Share This Book