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Psychology 677: Experimental Social Psychology

Resources for Experimental Social Psychology

PsycInfo keyword search for an observable behavior

An example of an article found by searching PsycINFO for the observable behavior "door holding".

Identifying relevant social theories within an empirical study

When you find a relevant study in PsycInfo like this "door holding" example, review the abstract for the theories the researchers used in their study and the results of their experiment. Review the subjects field for relevant social theories in this research. These are also called descriptors and they are found in the PsycInfo Thesaurus. They are the main ideas of this study and you can link to other articles that apply these theories.