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Week 1 ch1

by: Shoshana Tamir

Week 1 ch1 Psyc 10300-02

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This is very intro material. What you need to get out of these notes are the terms
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population, sample, Descriptive, Observation, sociological perspective




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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Shoshana Tamir on Friday August 26, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psyc 10300-02 at Ithaca College taught by Warren in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views.


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Date Created: 08/26/16
Class Notes Chapter1 Exercise  Went well I got a book for a great price I got up and went to the gym before class twice this week  Didn’t go well One of my textbooks are over $200 I got into a fight with my bf Psychology is the science of behavior and mental processing 4 ways of research ­ Biological o The physical nervous system causes our behavior (neurology) ­ Cognitive o Our mental processes that cause our behavior (perception and  memory) ­ Behavioral o External environment conditions that cause our behavior  Classical Conditioning – stimulus response  Operating Conditioning – reinforce by punishment ­ Sociocultural o Social context impacts our behavior and mental processes  Ex. Who you are talking to changes the story All Different however work together through Developmental Psychology (language development) 3 Types of research methods ­ Desscriptive  o Observational  o Case Study (HM)  Improved my preceivrial memory but could not make new  memory o Survey Methods ­ Correlational o Positive or negative o Third­variable problem  Ex. More ice cream  drown = looks like there is a correlation  but the third variable is summer so the ice cream  and  drowning does not cause one another  ­ Experimental o Looks for cause and effect (manipulated  measured) o Terms  Population  Sample  Random Sampling   Independent variable – the things you change  Dependent variable – is not changed (this is what you mesure) Operational Definition: 1. A precise definition of how a dependent variable will be measured in the experiment 2. Clear enough that another research should be able to replicate the measurement  To Be Continued


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