Teachable Examples on the Everyday Research Methods Blog Students and instructors can find additional examples of psychological science in the news on my regularly updated blog, Everyday Research Methods (www .everydayresearchmethods.com; no password or registration required). Instruc- tors can use the blog for fresh examples to use in class, homework, or exams. Students can use the entries as extra practice in reading about research studies in psychology in the popular media. Follow me on Twitter to get the latest blog updates (@bmorling).
Changes in the Third Edition Users of the first and second editions will be happy to learn that the basic organi- zation, material, and descriptions in the text remain the same. The third edition provides several new studies and recent headlines. Inclusion of these new exam- ples means that instructors who assign the third edition can also use their favorite illustrations from past editions as extra examples while teaching.
In my own experience teaching the course, I found that students could often master concepts in isolation, but they struggled to bring them all together when reading a real study. Therefore, the third edition adds new Working It Through sections in several chapters (Chapters 3, 4, 5, 8, and 11). Each one works though a single study in depth, so students can observe how the chapter’s central concepts are integrated and applied. For instance, in Chapter 4, they can see how ethics concepts can be applied to a recent study that manipulated Facebook newsfeeds. The Working It Through material models the process students will probably use on longer class assignments.