Understanding psychological research by finding a problem, discovering the clues, and evaluating the evidence. The Psychologist as Detectives introduces students to the research process. The authors treat psychological research as a detective case in which a problem is presented, clues are discovered, evidence is evaluated, and a report is prepared for consideration by peers. Found within MySearchLab, or as a stand-alone, Operation ARA is a new "smart game" that teaches critical thinking and research methods in the context of a "save the world" story-line. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: * Think critically about research and research methods * Analyze research as a problem solving procedure * Develop research skills by looking at examples of research studies * Evaluate evidence from a research study and prepare a report or summary of the case Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205861792/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205861798.