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Psychology Week One Cohn

by: Raven Mendez

Psychology Week One Cohn PSYC 1301

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In depth Intro to Psych notes. Includes basic terminology with definitions and examples he went over in class.
Intro To Psychology
Lawrence Cohn
Class Notes
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Raven Mendez on Saturday January 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 1301 at University of Texas at El Paso taught by Lawrence Cohn in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 26 views.


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Date Created: 01/23/16
January 19, 2016 T Week One Psychology (n) - scientific (systematic) study of behavior and mental process. Fields: Experimental, Clinical, Applied Neuroscience is how the brain interacts Research Example 1 How can we determine if five month old infants understand math? Example 2 Is the capacity for language uniquely human? January 21, 2016 R Week One Key Constructs Hypothesis - Tentative statement about the relationship between two or more variables. Independent Variable - the variable that is changed or controlled in a scientific experiment. Dependent Variable - the variable that is being measured in an experiment. Operational Definition - Specifies the operations and procedures that are used to define the independent and dependent variables. (The clip contained visuals of A, B, C.) Experimental Group - the group of participants who are exposed to the independent variable. Control Group - participants who do not receive the experimental treatment. Random Selection - a selection process where each member of a group stands an equal chance of being chosen as a participant in the study. Refers to how the sample is drawn from the population as a whole. Random Assignment - refers to how the participants are then assigned to either the experimental or control groups. Experimental Design - tests the effect that an independent variable has upon a dependent variable. Correlational Design - identifies variables and looks for a relationship between them. (More work equals more stress.) Blind Design - consists of subjects who are unaware if they are part of a control group or experimental one in the study. Double Blind Design - keeps both doctors and participants in the dark as to who is receiving which treatment. (Purpose of this kind of study is to eliminate the power of suggestion.) Other Issues Placebo - a harmless pill with no medical effect, prescribed for psychological benefit. Reliability - the consistency of a research study or measuring test. Validity- the extent to which a test measures what it is supposed to measure. Confounds Expectancy Effect (Rosenthal) - the results that an experimental researcher or observer generates when they have somehow, usually subtly and subconsciously, communicated the expected results to the participant. (So the subject knows what the scientist is testing and looking for, which they shouldn’t!) Generating Evidence Personal Knowledge V Research Evidence Limits to Intuition a. Illusory Correlation - perception of a relationship where none exists - weather and arthritis - hot hand in basketball (more likely to make a third basket than make it on the third basket) - breaking the “bible code” b. Hindsight Bias - tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one would have foreseen the outcome - opposites attract - birds of a feather flock together c. Overconfidence Bias - tendency to overstate the accuracy of ones beliefs and judgements - over sure eye witness in a crime situation Research Evidence 1. Hypothesis - Is shyness related to family size? becomes As family size increases an individuals level of shyness decreases. 2. Data Collection 3. Data Analysis 4. Replication - is key to prove studies (IE Midlife crisis exception)


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