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Statistics for Psychology

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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 practice examples, this text takes the reader from basic procedures through analysis of variance (ANOVA). Students cover statistics and also learn to read and inderstand research articles. - SPSS examplesincluded with each procedure - Dozens of examples updated (especially the in-the-research-literature ones) - Reorganization - The self-contained chapters on correlation and regression have been moved after t-test and analysis of variance - Emphasis on definitional formulas - As opposed to computational formulas - Practical, up-to-date excerpts - For each procedure, the text explains how results are described in research articles. example being described in each way - Interesting examples throughout - Often include studies of or by researchers of diverse ethnicities - Complete package of ancillary materials - A web page with additional practice problems and extensive interactive study materials, plus four mini chapters covering additional material not in the text, a very substantial test bank; an instructors' manual that provides sample syllabi, lecture outlines, and ready-to-copy (or download) power-point slides or transparencies with examples not in the book; and a very complete students' study guide that also provides a thorough workbook for using SPSS with this book.

741 pages, Hardcover

First published November 1, 1993

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Arthur Aron

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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.
Aron's work focuses on the role, creation, and maintenance of friendship and intimacy in interpersonal relationships. He developed the self-expansion model of close relationships; it posits that one of the motivations humans have for forming close relationships is self-expansion, i.e., "expansion of the self", or personal growth and development.
Aron is married to Elaine Aron, also a psychologist.

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39 reviews59 followers
April 24, 2017
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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70 reviews14 followers
May 25, 2021
I’m gonna take credit for reading this, because, heck, I made it through this thing. I should probably appreciate it more because it was very helpful in my class, but I still want to burn it alive. *pumps fist at numbers*
174 reviews2 followers
December 9, 2013
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 this was a good textbook, it presented the information clearly, gave examples often and explained every step (sometimes to the point where it was a little redundant) and allowed the reader to read the steps in words, then in formulas, then with examples and then allowed the reader to try it out with problem questions both in the chapter and after the chapter in the summary section. Also (and I don't know if this is the norm in stats textbooks) it broke down how to use SPSS which I liked because that program I found could be a bit confusing.
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November 3, 2012
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.
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115 reviews7 followers
May 8, 2009
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!
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284 reviews33 followers
October 29, 2014
For a statistics book this was surprisingly easy to understand and helped me ace my class. It also has great real world connections.
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21 reviews12 followers
April 17, 2017
Great book for stats. I felt like I could follow along easily and had all the info I needed easily when I needed to find something for my homework and was stuck.
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