The focus of most of my work is on how people make sense of their experiential world and justify inferences, generalizations, and actions. I have studied and written about aspects of this question from the perspective of science and the idea of behavioral research, volunteer subject bias and other sources of artifacts; factors influencing attitude and impression formation; the social psychology of rumor and gossip; interpersonal acumen; contextualism and issues in ethics; and the analysis and interpretation of research data. For many years I have had the pleasure of coauthoring a writing manual for psychology students with my wife, Mimi, and collaborating on books, articles, and empirical studies on research methods and data analytic procedures with my old friend and colleague, Bob Rosenthal. Since retiring from the riveting poignancy of academic life, I have kept busy reading, writing, and ruminating, and continue to be interested in research methods and data analysis.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Interpersonal Processes
- Research Methods, Assessment
- Social Cognition
- Rosenthal, R., & Rosnow, R. L. (2009). Artifacts in behavioral research. (Reissue of: 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.
- 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 contrast 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. (2009). Effect sizes: Why, when, and how to use them. Zeitschrift fur Psychologie/Journal of Psychology, 217, 6-14.
- 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.
- 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