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Privitera: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

This engaing text connects statistics to science using current research and real-life examples relevant to students lives.

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences is an engaging introduction to statistics that provides readers with a tool for learning about behavior without requiring a strong background in research methods. This comprehensive, yet conversational, text includes making sense sections to help relate and explain material that is often difficult for students to comprehend. The book provides instructions for using SPSS statistical software in each chapter with helpful examples and over 100 screen shots. Gregory Privitera takes a user-friendly approach while balancing statistical theory, computation, and application with the technical instruction needed for students to succeed in the modern era of data collection, analysis, and statistical interpretation.

Schwartz: An EasyGuide to APA Style 2e

Master APA style and format quickly and easily! Written by experienced psychology instructors who are respected members of the APA’s Teaching of Psychology division, this guide provides an easy alternative for anyone struggling with APA style. Written in a clear, conversational, and humorous style, this book presents easy-to-understand explanations of how to write research papers, cite research, and do any work requiring APA format. The authors simplify the process with easy-to-follow advice, tips, and visual representations of how to use APA style. This updated edition includes easy-to-read screen shots as well as guidance on where to find answers to commonly asked student questions.
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Gregory J. Privitera is an associate professor of psychology at St. Bonaventure University. Dr. Privitera received his PhD in behavioral neuroscience in the field of psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He went on to complete postdoctoral research at Arizona State University before beginning his tenure at St. Bonaventure University. He is an author of multiple books on statistics, research methods, and the psychology of eating, in addition to authoring over two-dozen peer-reviewed scientific articles aimed at advancing our understanding of health and promoting the intake of healthier diets for children and adults. He oversees a variety of undergraduate student research projects at St. Bonaventure University where over two-dozen students, many of whom are now earning graduate degrees at various institutions, have coauthored research in his laboratories. For his research work, Dr. Privitera was recognized by St. Bonaventure University as Advisor of the Year in 2013, and awarded an Early Career Psychologist award by the American Psychological Association in 2015. For his work with students and fruitful record of teaching, Dr. Privitera was recognized in 2014 with the Award for Professional Excellence in Teaching―the highest teaching award at St. Bonaventure University. The first edition of this text was a recipient of the “Most Promising New Textbook” National Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association. In addition to his teaching, research, and advisement, Dr. Privitera is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and is married with two children: a daughter, Grace, and a son, Aiden. Dr. Privitera is also the author of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition.


Beth M. Schwartz received her PhD in cognitive psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1991. She is now the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Heidelberg University where she serves as the chief academic officer. Prior to that time, she was on the faculty at Randolph College (formerly Randolph-Macon Woman’s College) where she was the Thoresen Professor of Psychology, Department Chair, and Assistant Dean of the College. Dr. Schwartz’s early work focused on factors that influence the accuracy of child witnesses, in particular how changes in the legal system can create a more age-appropriate interview for young children. Her research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning, examining pedagogical changes that can lead to more effective teaching and learning, and investigating the influence of honor systems on academic integrity. Over the years, she provided undergraduate students with opportunities for research experience, involved students in her research program, and advised students when conducting their own investigations. As a result, many students have authored published work, presented at national conferences, and have obtained doctorate degrees. Dr. Schwartz worked with over 1,000 students at Randolph College. She has over 100 professional presentations at conferences and is the author, co-author, and co-editor of over 20 books, book chapters, and professional articles in scholarly peer-reviewed journals. Her work has appeared in journals such as Journal of Higher Education, Law and Human Behavior, Ethics and Behavior, and Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Schwartz was the founder of the Faculty Development Center at Randolph, serving as Faculty Development Coordinator from 2000 to 2007 on her campus, providing faculty with programming focused on refining teaching to become most effective in the classroom. She is co-author of An EasyGuide to APA Style (2015, with Eric Landrum and Regan Gurung), Optimizing Teaching and Learning: Catalyzing Pedagogical Research (2009, with Regan Gurung), co-editor of Evidenced-Based Teaching in Higher Education (2012, with Regan Gurung), and co-editor of Child Abuse: A Global View (2001, with Michelle McCauley and Michele Epstein). She is a member of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of APA), and a member of the Association for Psychological Science. In addition, she served Division 2 of the American Psychological Association, as the first Associate Director for Programming of Regional Conferences, and most recently as the Vice President of Recognitions and Awards. At Randolph College, she taught Introduction to Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods, Forensic Psychology, and Sensation and Perception, and a Senior Research Capstone Course. Dr. Schwartz is an award-winning teacher, earning the 2001 Randolph College Gillie A. Larew Award for Outstanding Teaching as well as the 2006 Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award (from AP-LS), and most recently receiving the 2013 Randolph College Katherine Graves Davidson Award for Excellence in Scholarship.

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