ERIC Number: ED228114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Behavioral and Social Science Research: A National Resource. Part II.
Adams, Robert McC., Ed.; And Others
Areas of behavioral and social science research that have achieved significant breakthroughs in knowledge or application or that show future promise of achieving such breakthroughs are discussed in 12 papers. For example, the paper on formal demography shows how mathematical or statistical techniques can be used to explain and predict change in population characteristics. A paper dealing with behavior and health discusses several biological processes that link behavior to physical illnesses, including stress and such health-impairing habits as smoking, heavy drinking, poor diet, and lack of exercise. In another paper a social anthropologist explores the relationships between culture, social culture, personality, and experience. The remaining papers treat voting behavior research, the life-span approach, income inequality, advances in methods for large-scale surveys and experiments, psychophysics, reading as a cognitive process, property and territoriality, cognitive development in the first years of life, and behavior therapy. (RM)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavioral Science Research, Cognitive Development, Demography, Economics, Health, Income, Reading Skills, Research Methodology, Social Science Research, Voting
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20418 ($27.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences.