This program traces the development of ideas about the mind, self, and soul from ancient Greece through such modern philosophers as Descartes, Locke, Hume, Hegel, and Spencer. It covers such topics as empiricism, pre-logic, and scientific psychology. DVD video
This program explores the history of psychoanalysis. It discusses Darwin and natural selection; empiricism; and the works of Freud, Jung, and Adler. The program explores such topics as perception, personality, and the unconscious; the libido, ego, id, and superego; dreams, hysteria, and paranoia; self-analysis and analytical psychology; Oedipus Redivivus; the collective unconscious; psychological types; neurosis; psychosis and shadow; anima, animus, art and spirituality; and psychopathology and treatment. DVD Video
This program traces the history of modern psychology. It covers such topics as clinical psychology, behavioral psychology, cognitive psychology, biochemistry, and socio-cultural psychology. It considers the contributions of Skinner, Wertheimer, Maslow, Rogers, and Perls. DVD video
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The APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology features descriptions of many techniques that psychologists and others have developed to help them pursue a shared understanding of why humans think, feel, and behave the way they do.
At the broadest level, when choosing a method, researchers make decisions about what data or measurement techniques will best capture the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that interest them; what research design best fits the question that they want to answer; and what strategies for data analysis best match the characteristics of their design and measurements.
Homepage of the APA's Division 5: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods. This division is concerned with promoting high standards in both research and practical application of program evaluation, measurement, statistics, assessment and qualitative methods.
Research in Action is a Web-based compendium of psychological research that demonstrates the application and value of psychological science in our everyday lives. All the highlighted studies found statistically significant effects and have had important applications in society.
The charge of the Committee on Human Research is:
- To facilitate the conduct of and training in scientifically and ethically responsible research involving humans, and establish and maintain cooperative relations with organizations sharing common interests.
- To examine issues related to the ethics of and regulatory requirements for research involving humans and disseminate accurate information about such research.
- To develop and disseminate guidelines for protecting the rights and welfare of humans involved in research, and consult on the implementation of these guidelines.
Online Psychology Laboratory
The APA's Online Psychology Laboratory provides highly interactive resources for the teaching of psychological science. The peer-reviewed materials include online studies and correlational studies, large data sets, demonstrations, and teaching aids.