ERIC Number: ED139705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Population Psychology: Research and Educational Issues. Center for Population Research Monograph.
Newman, Sidney H., Ed.; Thompson, Vaida D., Ed.
The papers in this book describe significant population research done by psychologists from 1972 to 1975. It is hoped that the papers will stimulate more psychologists to become involved in population research and inspire those now in the field. The book begins with an overview of the development of population psychology. The remainder of the book is divided into three parts. Part I deals with research issues and needs in population psychology. Topics discussed include demographic evaluation systems, psychological consequences of population change, family formation and marital relationships in population research, and personal communication and population research. Methodological and theoretical issues are treated in Part II. Discussed are methods used in forecasting family planning behavior; multiple-regression and facet techniques used in population research; test-retest reliability; preliminary findings in birth planning values and decisions; social and psychological determinants of fertility intentions; values and demographic conditions in attitudes on population policy; psychological determinants of nuptiality; and fertility choice behavior. The book ends with a brief look at educational issues in Part III, discussing the development of psychologists for work in the population field. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Essays, Needs, Population Distribution, Population Education, Population Growth, Population Trends, Psychological Patterns, Psychological Studies, Psychology, Research, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Social Psychology
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD. Center for Population Research.