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PSY 101, week 1 notes: History and Research Method I (Qualitative)

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Date Created: 01/15/16
History and Research Method I (Qualitative):    The Evolution of Psychology:  ● Psychology​  is the study of human thought process and behavior  ● Desperation , frontal lobe damage, and a disorder makes us “tick”.  ● Precursors to psychology:  ○ Shakespeare  ○ Why?  ○ How?    Late 1800’s:  ● Germany ­ first to start the study of psychology  ○ Wilhelm Wundt:  ■ Psychology as a discipline   ■ Founded the first lab for psychology  ■ First psychology journal  ● America  ○ G. Stanley Hall:  ■ Created the first psychology lab in America  ■ First psychology journal in america  ■ Founded APA, American Psychological Association  ● Competing Schools of Thought  ○ Wundt & Titchner:   ■ Structuralism​  ­ study of tstructure of consciousness  ○ Hall & James:  ■ Functionalism ​ ­ study of thfunction of consciousness   (dashed lines a​ompetetion lines)  Transformational Factors:  ● 1920 ­ impact on psychology  ○ Methodological Revolution  ● World War II ­ 1938 ­ 1948  ○ Applied Psychology  ○ Immigrants   ● Early 1970s  ○ Impact of computer  ○ Cognitive Revolution    Research Methods    Types of Research:  ● Qualitative:  ○ Exploring something (no number)  ● Quantitative:   ○ Describe  ○ Compare  ○ Test something  ● Qualitative:  ○ Qualitative Survey  ○ Natural Observation  ○ Case Study  ● Quantitative:  ○ Descriptive Research  ○ Correlational Research    Qualitative Survey  ● When?  ○ Opinion  ○ Attitudes  ● How?  ○ Question  ○ Interviews  ● Limitations?  ○ Careful construction (Can & will)    Natural Observation  ● When?  ○ To observe public behavior  ● How?  ○ Observation  ● Limitation?  ○ Not intervention    Case Studies  ● When?  ○ To study unusual/infrequent phenomena  ● How?  ○ Interview  ○ Observation  ○ Records  ○ Testing  ● Limitation?  ○ Generalization 


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