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PY 355- Week 2 Notes

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PY 355- Week 2 Notes PY 355

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alexia Acebo on Monday September 5, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PY 355 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Craig Walter Cummings in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see General Experimenta Psychology in Psychology (PSYC),Arts and Sciences at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.

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Date Created: 09/05/16
Lecture 2 -Theories gain merit with accumulated support FILTERS 1. Sci. training, ability, self benefit 2. Judgements of viability 3. Peer Review 4. Use, Replication, Extension Ideas that pass these filters become part of the established & accepted scientific knowledge in a field -Humans are not intuitive psychologists ▯but cannot intuitively decipher fact/fiction: must experiment **Critical Thinking -consumer behavior -too good to be true- probably not true **Taking in Info According to Paul & Elder: 1. Internalize 2. Form activated ignorance 3. Achieve activated knowledge Descriptive Research: describes the behaviors, thoughts or feelings of a particular group of people • Public opinion polls • Develop changes in behavior over age • Consumer preference • Mental disorder incident Correlational Research: investigates relationship between 2 variables Experimental Research: can determine whether certain variables cause changes in behavior, thought or emotion Lecture 3 Quasi-Experimental Research: examines effects of naturally occurring events ▯ researcher unable to manipulate Behavioral research on Nonuman animals • Advantages: o Controlled lab conditions o Ext. pol. Of time o Can test drugs etc. o Can be sacrificed • Learned from animal research: o Motivation o Pain/pain relief o Cog.,emo.,stress o Anat./Phys. o Drugs Chapter 2: BEHAVIORAL VARIABLIILTY AND RESEARCH


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