Annals of Theoretical Psychology

The Theory of Statistics in Psychology

Applications, Use, and Misunderstandings

Editors: Gruber, Craig (Ed.)

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  • Focuses on the utilization of statistics and the empirical nature of them as applied to psychology 
  • Discusses applications of statistics to emergency management, policing, and technology
  • Reviews statistics as descriptors of societal samples as opposed to individual behavior
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This edition of Annals of Theoretical Psychology focuses on the utilization of statistics and the empirical nature of them as applied to psychology in action.  Beginning with statements from the American Statistical Association on the applicability of statistics, the volume moves to a discussion of empiricism in psychology, and the reliance on statistics.  The book then branches out to discuss applied aspects of statistics in Emergency management, policing, and technology.  In these areas, a tie-in to the relevance of the person in the statistical measures is a prominent aspect for discussion.  Finally, the book looks at applicability and use of statistics as descriptors of larger, societal samples as opposed to use for describing individual behavior.  This edition is designed to continue the exploration of theoretical psychology as it applies to behavior and the individual, as the last edition, Leader Development Deconstructed, did with examining leaders and leadership.


"Leaders influence others.  Their tools include competence, candor and character.  In those first two areas I’ve found statisticians possess a strong foundation for leadership (critical thinking, problem solving, strategic perspective, and risk management) but often lack a comfortable, collaborative temperament which inhibits their maximum effect.  In this issue of Annals, Dr. Craig Gruber (a Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer to boot!) combines all three elements of influence which proves why he is regarded as a thought leader in this field.   His inclusion in this edition of outstanding works from many subject matter experts’ offers an inclusive and comprehensive approach to understanding the power, impact, and decision advantage of statistics and leadership when effectively paired.  Enjoy!"

-          Rear Admiral Paul Becker, USN (retired), President of The Becker T3 Group, and former Director of Intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff

About the authors

Craig Gruber, PhD, is the Associate Vice President for Innovation Campus Programs and Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychology at Northeastern University.  Previously, he was lead faculty and Director of Security and Intelligence programs at Northeastern University.  He has written on courage and presented notionally and internationally on security, intelligence, and forensic science.  He developed Northeastern University’s master’s degree programs in Homeland Security and Strategic Intelligence and Analysis, and is based at the Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security.  He also serves on the board of the Order of The Sword and Shield, where he is the Director of Academic Advancement.  He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Theoretical Psychology, and has written an introductory psychology textbook and numerous articles.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • ASA Statement on Statistical Significance and p-Values

    Pages 1-10

    Wasserstein, Ronald L. (et al.)

  • A Poverty of Imagination: The New Dogmatic Cult of Empiricism in Psychology

    Pages 11-33

    Childs, Robert

  • p-Values Less Than 0.05 in Psychology: What is Going on?

    Pages 35-50

    Hartgerink, Chris H. J. (et al.)

  • Statistical Significance and Leadership: Measure of Value or Misleading Number?

    Pages 51-69

    Danko, Tiffany

  • Scholar–Practitioners: Ethics and the Meaning of Numbers

    Pages 71-79

    Poitras, Jason

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Theory of Statistics in Psychology
Book Subtitle
Applications, Use, and Misunderstandings
Editors
  • Craig Gruber
Series Title
Annals of Theoretical Psychology
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48043-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48043-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-48042-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 129
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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