Thank You from the Authors of Discovering the Scientist Within

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The Discovering the Scientist Within: Research Methods in Psychology author team—Gary Lewandowski​, Natalie Ciarocco​, and David Strohmetz​—would like to share our sincere thanks for your overwhelming interest in our recently published first edition.

Since publication in December, we've been so delighted to see that our vision to create a text with a student-centric "learning by doing" approach has resonated with so many our of colleagues throughout North America.

Thank you for your reviews, comments, support, and excitement. We hope that you will contact us with any questions! Best wishes in your courses in the upcoming year.


Gary, Natalie and Dave

What's so different about Discovering the Scientist Within?

  • Each design chapter focuses on a single research question, which provides a strong foundation for students’ understanding of the actual design and the entire research process.

  • Each design chapter repeats all steps of the research process, which puts into classroom practice the authors’ own experience-based conclusion that repetition is the key to solidifying research skills—skills that lead to success in the laboratory, in the workplace, and beyond.

  • Book-specific Research in Action activities in LaunchPad Solo put students in the role of the researcher and ask them to make decisions in planning and executing a study from idea to results.

  • The authors have provided the most comprehensive Instructor’s Resource Manual for the research methods course, containing nearly 300 sources to make teaching methods easier and more relatable to students.
About the Author
Dr. Gary W. Lewandowski, Jr., received his B.A. from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and then his Ph.D. in Social/Health Psychology from Stony Brook University. Currently he is a Professor and Department Chair at Monmouth University and Director of the Relationship Science Lab, as well as the Co-Creator/Co-Editor of He has published over 30 journal articles, received twelve grants, and given more than 90 conference presentations. With his team of undergraduate research assistants, he focuses on the self and relationships, addressing questions such as, What leads people to form relationships? What makes for a successful relationship? What leads someone to cheat? His research also examines ways to improve research methods and statistics instruction. He received the Emerging Researcher Award from the New Jersey Psychology Association and was inducted into the Society for Experimental Social Psychologists. He is also a nationally recognized teacher who the Princeton Review recognized among its Best 300 Professors from an initial list of 42,000. His work and expertise has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, CNN, APA Monitor, WebMD, Women’s Health, Self Magazine, Men’s Health, Scientific American Mind, and USA Today. He also writes for popular press sources with articles appearing in outlets such as Business Insider, Refinery29, New York, and The Washington Post.