steppin’ out to learn about human behavior…

September 5, 2011

Fields for Psychology – Association for Psychological Science.

This is one of those easy posts – all I essentially have to say is “go read the article linked above”. The article is written by Doug Medin, so you know it will be a quality read.

Just a bit of background though. I want to direct my Research Methods students to this article to emphasize some of the points I’ve made in class about the relative strengths and weaknesses of various research methodologies used in psychological research. I also wanted to get my Cognitive students thinking about the impact of relying nearly exclusively on laboratory experimentation in the study of cognition. Dr. Medin does a great job articulating the issues and presenting the challenges for psychological researchers. Enjoy.


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