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Employing the hallmark pedagogical support of his successful comprehensive text, award-winning author, teacher, and advisor Gregory J. Privitera offers a brief and engaging introduction to the field with Essential Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. Practical examples, integrated SPSS® coverage and screenshots, and numerous learning tools make intimidating concepts accessible. Students will welcome Privitera′s clear instruction, conversational voice, and application of statistics to current, real-life research problems.
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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.
"Nice breadth of material and broken down into manageable size chapters."Author: Chiara Sabina, Penn State Harrisburg
"I was most impressed with the many pedagogical features that enhance student learning."Author: Linda J. Palm, Coastal Carolina University
"I really want to commend the author for the learning objectives and end of chapter problems. Great stuff!Author: Melanie Tabak, Kent State University at Trumbull
"I really like the tables and figures in this textbook! They are the BEST among those used in the elementary statistics textbooks I know."Author: May Takeuchi, University of North Alabama
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