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PSY 395: Design and Measurement

School: Michigan State University

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Standardization in Testing: Comparing Scores & Uniformity
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Learn how the process of Standardization in test development ensures a consistent experience for test-takers by defining uniform procedures and establishing meaningful scores. This educational video demonstrates each step visually using sketches to clarify key concepts. Find out why Standardization is the term that best describes this crucial method in test development

Unveiling Naturalistic Observation: Authentic Behavior Research
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Explore the essence of observing behaviors in their natural context without interference in social sciences research. Discover the power of authentic, uninfluenced observations with this informative video

Altruism & Kin Selection: Selfless Acts in Animals
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Explore the intriguing concept of altruism and its manifestations in the animal kingdom. Understand how Kin Selection, rooted in evolutionary biology, provides a compelling explanation for selfless behaviors that seemingly benefit others more than oneself.

Conformity in Social Psychology: How Peer Pressure Shapes Our Choices
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Discover the powerful role of conformity in shaping human behavior. Through relatable scenarios, learn how our choices can be influenced by peer pressure and societal expectations. Understand the balance between adapting to social norms and preserving individuality.

DSM-5: The Dynamic Guide to Mental Disorders
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Explore the importance of the DSM-5 in psychology and psychiatry, serving as a comprehensive diagnostic tool. Understand its role in ensuring consistent diagnoses, guiding treatments, and its impact on research and insurance. Witness the DSM-5's evolving nature and its role in reducing stigma.

Why Operational Definitions are Pivotal in Reporting Research Findings
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Unpack the significance of operational definitions in research. Learn how these clear explanations of variables ensure study replicability, boost reliability, and fortify credibility. Understand their pivotal role in standardizing scientific studies.

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