Best Reference Books – Behavioural Science

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Behavioural Science subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Behavioural Science along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Behavioural Science subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Behavioural Science" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Tests, Measurements and Research Methods in Behavioural Sciences” by Arun Kumar Singh

“Tests, Measurements and Research Methods in Behavioural Sciences” Book Review: The target audience of this book is UG and PG students studying research methodology. It provides a comprehensive introduction to research methods in psychology, education and sociology. It also provides psychological assessment and experimental designs for behavioural science. Sociology and Anthropology subject matters concerning new fact finding and observational relationships have been discussed. This book helps in preparation of NTA, NET and JRF exams. Scientific methods included and interactive chapters help students exercise the concepts learnt.

2. “Research Methodology in Behavioural Sciences” by Mangal S K

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“Research Methodology in Behavioural Sciences” Book Review: The book is designed for the PG students of Education (M.Ed.), Sociology, Psychology and Management. It helps in conducting research studies in various disciplines of behavioural sciences in an organized manner. This has been done by providing numerous examples, diagrams and tables. The use of modern age computer technology for quantitative and qualitative research studies has been shown. A list of data collection tools used in these research studies has been given. Research methods such as Quasi-Experimental and Ex-Post Facto have been explored in detail. Validity of Research is also an important topic discussed here.

3. “BRS Behavioral Science” by Barbara Fadem

“BRS Behavioral Science” Book Review: This book is for students who want to rapidly recall information that they have studied in the first two years of medical school in behavioural science, psychiatry, epidemiology and related courses. Each chapter starts with a “Typical Board Question(TBQ)”, which serves as an example for the way that the subject matter of that chapter is tested on the USMLE. This book reflects the new USMLE format utilising clinical vignettes. From pregnancy, adolescence to aging and death, everything has been explained in detail. Psychoanalytic and Learning Theory, Substance abuse, Sleep Disorders, etc are some of the important topics taken up in this book. And moreover, therapies like biological and psychological have been discussed. Legal and Ethical Issues in Medicine and HealthCare in the United States has been given a lot of focus.

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4. “Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences” by Frederick J Gravetter and Larry B Wallnau

“Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences” Book Review: The aim of this book is to teach students the methods of statistics. It also helps in conveying the basic principles of objectivity and logic that are essential for science and decision making. It starts off with descriptive statistics and then examines a variety of statistical procedures focused on sample means and variance. Then, it discusses correlational methods and nonparametric statistics. Each chapter consists of many examples based on actual research studies, learning checks, a summary and list of key terms, and a set of problems. Introduction to Regression, the Chi-Square Statistic, the Binomial Test, etc are some of the significant chapters in this book.

5. “Behavioural Science: Achieving Behavioural Excellence for Success” by Abha Singh
6. “Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural Economics” by Richard H Thaler

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“Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural Economics” Book Review: The book helps readers make intelligent choices in this ever confusing world. This behavioural economic analysis will be helpful for individuals, managers and policy makers. The author has tried to show that humans are error-prone individuals, and not robots. It denies that notion that rational forces shape everything. It is a comprehensive study of human mistakes and the consequences thus faced on markets. It eventually leads to better decision making in governments, business and an individual’s private and professional life.

7. “Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions” by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

“Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions” Book Review: This is a book that binds computational models with human psychology. It helps in understanding how to use time, space and effort more efficiently. It explores how computer algorithms can be applied meaningfully to our daily lives. The simple algorithms offer solutions to situations in life where we confront the question of optimal stopping. The exploit/explore chapter in this book tells us how to find balance between trying new things and enjoying our favourites. Sorting theory tells us how to arrange our offices. Scheduling Theory tells us how to fill our time.

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8. “Statistical Reasoning in the Behavioral Sciences” by Bruce M King and Edward W Minium

“Statistical Reasoning in the Behavioral Sciences” Book Review: This book reveals the recent modifications in the field of psychological statistics. It focuses on the conceptual growth of a statistics student. It helps the reader understand the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics and the role of applied statistics. Next, it talks about frequency distributions and its graphic representation, percentiles and its ranks. Central Tendency, Variable and Standard Scores, Correlation, Prediction, etc are some of the important topics discussed in this book. Probability and Sampling Distributions have also been focused upon. Towards the end, the book talks about an alternative to Hypothesis Testing.

9. “Behavioural Brain Research in Naturalistic and Semi-Naturalistic Settings” by E Alleva and Aldo Fasolo
10. “Organization Development: Behavioral Science Interventions for Organization Improvement” by Wendell L French and Cecil H Bell

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“Organization Development: Behavioral Science Interventions for Organization Improvement” Book Review: This book illustrates what Organization Development(OD) is, how it works, its values, it’s change techniques and what its future might be. It presents a complete exposition of the theory, practice and research related to OD. The Indian Case Studies given in this book refer to the growing presence of OD in India. Part one of this book provides a definition of OD, its history and traditional beliefs and assumptions. Part two describes OD interventions of importance to teams and to intergroup and interpersonal relationships. Towards the end, the book looks at issues in consultant-client relationships, including the nature of consultant’s expertise, depth of intervention and ethics.

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