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The Behavior Analyst

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 385–390 | Cite as

Representation of Behavioral Methodology in Experimental Psychology Textbooks

  • Jane Kestner
  • Stephen R. Flora
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Abstract

Fourteen experimental psychology textbooks from eight publishers were reviewed to determine the coverage of behavioral research methods. The texts varied greatly in their presentation of behavioral research methods. All devoted a relatively small number of pages to behavioral methods, and only three texts presented examples of nonhuman animal research in addition to applied research.

Key words

textbooks research methods representation functional analysis 

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© Association for Behavior Analysis International 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane Kestner
    • 1
  • Stephen R. Flora
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyYoungstown State UniversityYoungstownUSA

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