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Statistics for Psychology

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  135 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The fourth edition of this popular text uses definitional formulas to emphasize concepts of statistics, rather than rote memorization. This approach constantly reminds students of the logic behind what they are learning, and each procedure is taught both verbally and numerically, which helps to emphasize the concepts. Thoroughly revised, with new content and many new pract ...more
Hardcover, Fourth Edition, 741 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Prentice Hall (first published November 1st 1993)
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Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've been carrying this around with me for ten months and a tangible weight is going to fall off my shoulders when I finally drop it into the returns bin.

(Although, to be fair, it did cure me of my false belief that I couldn't learn statistics. Which explains the five stars.)
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Brittany
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It broke down the concepts to easy steps, and the steps stayed constant through the whole book. The boxes the authors added in were at times rather amusing (I found myself laughing at the jokes they inserted in their boxes in which they explained the love some people feel for stats). The authors also added in boxes about famous statistics which, to be honest I had never heard any of them of before now, so that was an interesting way to break up the mathematical information.

Overall I thought thi
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Caroline
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Statistics is that one class a psych major takes that gives them the little reality check that science is going to involve math. Take a deep breath! It's okay. You can do it. This book breaks it down and gives a solid foundation for future statistic endeavors. ...more
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Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
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For a statistics book this was surprisingly easy to understand and helped me ace my class. It also has great real world connections.
Linda
Jan 27, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I get that a professor at my school wrote it, and it's supposed to be a good guide for stats, but...and maybe I just don't like statistics...it was TOO CONFUSING! ...more
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Arthur Aron received a bachelor's degree in psychology and philosophy in 1967 and a master's degree in social psychology in 1968, both from the University of California at Berkeley. He earned a PhD in social psychology from the University of Toronto in 1970.
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