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Psychology: Welcome

Guide to Research Methods


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This library guide has been designed to assist you in finding resources for research in Psychology and related fields.

Psychology is "the study of human behavior and mental processes. Psychology is distinguished from similar fields of research and applied science by the unit of analysis, which is the individual. However, some psychological studies stretch this definition. For example, a study of group problem-solving may compare groups of different types, in which case the group is the unit of analysis. However, a psychological theory will still explain the effects by processes that apply at the level of individuals in a group."  Banks, William P. “Psychology.” AccessScience. McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Web. 5 Oct. 2015.

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If you have any questions, contact Col. Janet Holly, Reference Librarian.

VMI Research and Instruction Librarian

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Janet Holly
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Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450