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Psych Week 2

by: Akila Webb

Psych Week 2 PSYC 1101

Akila Webb

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These note cover what our professor discussed during the second week of class.
Kristin Atchinson
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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 15 views.


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Date Created: 08/30/16
Thinking Critically w/ Psychological Science 1. Describe: behavior, mental process 2. Explain: Why? Why? Why? 3. Predict: Good enough understanding to generate a hypothesis 4. Control: Isolate variables, control changes Theory: help us explain and predict behavior  Tentative explanation  A whole body research Hypothesis: prediction/ idea you can test MUST BE A TESTABLE IDEA  Operational definition description of how variables will be measured Replication: do the study over and over in hopes of getting the same results  Reproduction of results  Partial reproduction, some things are done, changed in a way. Experiments Test hypothesis: cause and effect relationship between factors  Independent: cause: manipulated variable  Dependent: effect: measured variable In Class Example: Independent Knowing the title of the paragraph will increase memory retention  Dependent When Conducting Research:  Be Skeptical o Scientist may disagree  Research generally on averages  Go to original source o When in doubt look it up Test it: 1. Identify the theory 2. Generate a testable hypothesis 3. Suggest a possible strategy to test the hypothesis  Descriptive  Correlational  Experimental


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