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Ithaca College Psychology Professor Coauthors Research Textbook

 ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College professor of psychology Barney Beins has coauthored “Research Methods and Statistics,” a college textbook intended to help students think critically about research and data analysis. Published by Pearson Higher Education, the book was written with Maureen McCarthy of Kennesaw State University.

“Research Methods and Statistics” is designed for a one- or two-semester combined course in Statistics and Research Methods/Experimental Psychology. The book provides a solid empirical foundation for the undergraduate psychology major and prepares students to critically evaluate psychological research and claims they may encounter in the popular press.

Beins has served as chair of the Department of Psychology in the School of Humanities and Sciences since 2003. He is the author of the textbooks “Research Methods: A Tool for Life” and “Effective Writing in Psychology: Papers, Posters, and Presentations” and has held editorial positions with the “Journal of the History of Psychology,” “Teaching of Psychology” and “Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology.”

In 2010 Beins was honored with the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association (APA), for his many years of teaching excellence and his broader influence on psychology education. He has served in a number of leadership roles with the APA and is an elected fellow of the organization’s Society for the Teaching of Psychology and Society for International Psychology, as well as of the American Psychological Society.