Psych Week 1
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Akila Webb on Tuesday August 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 1101 at Georgia State University taught by Kristin Atchinson in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 34 views.
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Date Created: 08/30/16
Psychology is Science Psychologists develop theories o Help organize research Conduct research o Good way to learn and develop theories Answer questions about behavior and mental processes o Psych is moving more to brain study Behavior = anMental Psych= science of that can be ointernabehaviortive recorded experienof mental processes inferred behavior Two Broad Types: Basic: understand processes and reasons - Attempt to answer questions about behavior Applied: conducted to address practical problems - Useful solutions within a few years Can’t have applies research if you don’t have basic research. Research: 1. Design Experiment/Research 2. Measure Quantitative 3. Interpret How? What happened? Results? 4. Conclusion How’d it go? Types of Design: Case study: a descriptive research technique in which one individual or group is studied in dept. in the hope of revealing universal principles Describes behavior. Naturalistic observation: observing and recording behavior in naturally occurring situations without trying to manipulate and control the situation. Describes behaviors with no explanation. Experiment: powerful form of investigation that allows researchers to draw conclusions about cause and effect relationships between different factors Independent variable, dependent variable, controlled Cause and effect relationships