Interests: I have written about aspects of attitude and impression formation; the transactional nature of rumor and gossip; potential artifacts in human subject research; the delicate balance between ethical and methodological considerations; a plausible structure in interpersonal acumen (inspired by Howard Gardner's work); contextualism and understanding in psychological science; and (with my colleague and old friend, Bob Rosenthal) methods of describing, exploring, and drawing conclusions from data. Since retiring from the riveting poignancy of academic life, I have kept busy reading, writing, and ruminating.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Interpersonal Processes
- Research Methods, Assessment
- Social Cognition
- Rosenthal, R., & Rosnow, R. L. (2009). Artifacts in behavioral research. (Single volume reissue of three books: 1. Artifact in behavioral research; 2. Experimenter effects in behavioral research; 3. The volunteer subject). Oxford University Press.
- Rosenthal, R., & Rosnow, R. L. (2008). Essentials of behavioral research: Methods and data analysis (3rd ed.). McGraw-Hill. (Chinese edition at ptpress.com.cn, ISBN: 978-7-115-26987-4.)
- Rosenthal, R., & Rosnow, R. L. (1985, 2009). Contrast analysis: Focused comparisons in the analysis of variance. Cambridge University Press.
- Rosenthal, R., Rosnow, R. L., & Rubin, D. B. (2000). Contrasts and effect sizes in behavioral research: A correlational approach. Cambridge University Press.
- Rosnow, R. L. (1981). Paradigms in transition: The methodology of social inquiry. Oxford University Press.
- Rosnow, R. L., & Fine, G. A. (1976). Rumor and gossip: The social psychology of hearsay. Elsevier.
- Rosnow, R. L., & Rosenthal, R. (2013). Beginning behavioral research: A conceptual primer (7th ed.). Pearson.
- Rosnow, R. L., & Rosenthal, R. (1997). People studying people: Artifacts and ethics in behavioral research. W.H.Freeman.
- Rosnow, R. L., & Rosnow, M. (2012). Writing papers in psychology (9th ed.). Wadsworth/Cengage Learning. (Japanese language paperback edition ISBN: 9784788511026 of WPP 8th ed.)
- Rosnow, R. L. (1997). Hedgehogs, foxes, and the evolving social contract in psychological science: Ethical challenges and methodological opportunities. Psychological Methods, 2, 345-356.
- Rosnow, R. L. (1991). Inside rumor: A personal journey. American Psychologist, 46, 484-496.
- Rosnow, R. L. (1980). Psychology of rumor reconsidered. Psychological Bulletin, 87, 578-591.
- Rosnow, R. L., & Rosenthal, R. (2003). Effect sizes for experimenting psychologists. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, vol. 57, pp. 221-237. Formula noted in Table 1 should read: 1/2*loge[(1+r)/(1-r)].
- Rosnow, R. L., & Rosenthal, R. (1996). Computing contrasts, effect sizes, and counternulls on other people's published data: General procedures for research consumers. Psychological Methods, 1, 331-340.
- Rosnow, R. L., & Rosenthal, R. (1995). "Some things you learn aren't so": Cohen's paradox, Asch's paradigm, and the interpretation of interaction. Psychological Science, 6, 3-9.
- Rosnow, R. L., & Rosenthal, R. (1989). Definition and interpretation of interaction effects. Psychological Bulletin, 105, 143-146.
- Rosnow, R. L., & Rosenthal, R. (1989). Statistical procedures and the justification of knowledge in psychological science. American Psychologist, 44, 1276-1284.
- Rosnow, R. L., Rosenthal, R., & Rubin D. B. (2000). Contrasts and correlations in effect-size estimation. Psychological Science, 11, 446-453.
- Rosnow, R. L. (2001). Rumor and gossip in interpersonal interaction and beyond: A social exchange perspective. In R. M. Kolwalski (Ed.), Behaving badly: Aversive behaviors in interpersonal relationships (pp. 203-232). American Psychological Assn.
- Rosnow, R. L., & Foster, E. K. (2005, April). Rumor and gossip research. APA Science Briefs.
- Graduate Course in Data Analysis
- Graduate Course in Research Methods
- Graduate Seminar on Social Psychology
- Undergraduate Course in Research Methods
Ralph L. Rosnow
Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087