Revisiting the Classic Studies
- Alan M Slater - University of Exeter, UK
- Paul C Quinn - University of Delaware, USA
Revisiting the Classic Studies is a series of texts that introduces readers to the studies in psychology that changed the way we think about core topics in the discipline today. It provokes students to ask more interesting and challenging questions about the field by encouraging a deeper level of engagement, both with the details of the studies themselves and with the nature of their contribution.
Edited by leading scholars in their field and written by researchers at the cutting edge of these developments, the chapters in each text provide details of the original works and their theoretical and empirical impact, and then discuss the ways in which thinking and research has advanced in the years since the studies were conducted.
I am really pleased to have found this text and will certainly recommend 'Developmental Psychology Revisiting the classic studies' to my Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies undergraduate students.
Written in an accessible and engaging way, this text does what it says on the tin.
Through providing brief overviews of a number of influential studies, readers are not only encouraged to consider the impact of findings in relation to the field of developmental psychology and advances in our understanding but, perhaps more importantly, are provided with a model of how to 'critique' the research of others.
Such insights are important aspects of undergraduate development.
Excellent textbook. Perfect for level one developmental psychology courses.
Highly interesting text that offers a useful introduction to the classic studies in developmental psychology. Whilst these are not all appropriate to counselling, and therefore the foundation degree in counselling we teach, enough of the studies are relatable to the subject and offer a broader context for more grounded understanding of the material.
This is a very useful book which I will recommend to students wishing to supplement the lectures on developmental psychology as part of the specialist practice module and applied sciences module. It revisits the classic developmental psychology research and discusses their influence on contemporary developmental psychology.
Useful background reading. Recommended for students who are interested in a particular area so that they can read more deeply about the original study (often described briefly in the lecture), and its impact on subsequent work. Very valuable resource, particularly for the more committed students, also for PhD students.
While I like the book, not enough material corresponds to this module's syllabus.
Excellent book. Very student friendly. Explains original studies and subsequent research.
This is a very useful book which provides an up-to-date revisiting of classic developmental psychology research. I enjoyed reading the chapters, and found details of how these studies influenced directions of contemporary developmental psychology fascinating.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 12: Aggression: Beyond Bandura's Bobo Doll Studies