Psychology: From Research to Practice

  • Herbert L. PickJr.
  • Herschel W. Leibowitz
  • Jerome E. Singer
  • Alfred Steinschneider
  • Harold W. Stevenson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Herbert L. Pick Jr., Herschel W. Leibowitz, Jerome E. Singer, Alfred Steinschneider, Harold W. Stevenson
      Pages 1-4
  3. Developmental and Educational Practice

    1. Harold W. Stevenson
      Pages 5-8
    2. Harriet L. Rheingold, Ron Haskins
      Pages 29-46
    3. Aletha Huston-Stein
      Pages 75-94
    4. S. Jay Samuels
      Pages 95-114
  4. Psychological Practice and Social Problems

    1. Jerome E. Singer
      Pages 115-119
    2. Jacobo A. Varela
      Pages 121-144
    3. David T. Lykken
      Pages 171-191
  5. Clinical Applications of Basic Research

    1. Alfred Steinschneider
      Pages 193-196
    2. Arnold J. Sameroff, Lauren C. Abbe
      Pages 197-226
    3. Patricia A. Broen, Sarah M. Jons
      Pages 241-265
    4. Edward S. Katkin, Catherine R. Fitzgerald, David Shapiro
      Pages 267-292
  6. Application of Psychophysics and Human Performance Information

    1. Herschel W. Leibowitz
      Pages 293-295
    2. Willem A. Wagenaar
      Pages 297-309
    3. John A. Swets, David M. Green
      Pages 311-331
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 387-390

About this book


This book grew out of discussion at the meetings of the Board of Sci­ entific Affair,r of the American Psychological Association during the years 1972 through 1975. Members of the board felt that there was general misunderstanding by the public about the role of basic research in science. The problem was thought to be particularly severe in the case of the behavioral sciences but it appeared to be a reflection of a more general anti-intellectual attitude in the United States. At the same time basic researchers had been admittedly underconcerned with the prac­ tical application of their results. Yet many thoughtful scientists realize there is a very fruitful interplay between basic research and application. The proposal was made to prepare a book of case studies that demon­ strate the application of basic research in psychology. The book was organized to sample applications from a range of topics in psychology. The editorial board divided up responsibilities for these topics. Herschel W. Leibowitz focused on applications from exper­ imental and engineering psychology and Jerome E. Singer organized the section on applications to social problems. Alfred Steinschneider took responsibility for the section on clinical applications of basic research in psychology and Harold W. Stevenson organized the section on appli­ cations of basic research to developmental and educational problems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Herbert L. PickJr.
    • 1
  • Herschel W. Leibowitz
    • 2
  • Jerome E. Singer
    • 3
  • Alfred Steinschneider
    • 4
  • Harold W. Stevenson
    • 5
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  3. 3.Uniformed ServicesUniversity of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  4. 4.University of MarylandBaltimoreUSA
  5. 5.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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