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class 3 psyc sect 001

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class 3 psyc sect 001 PSYC 101

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Introductory Psychology
Donna Nelson
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Date Created: 09/11/16
Psyc 101-001 class 3 Aug. 30, 2016 Use of Deception  Social Psychologist cover story to conceal true identity of a study  Done to obtain true results  Must be essential and justified  Revealed to participants before their departure Experimental approach  Control and precision Strength – able to make casual links between variables (confidence in internal validity) Limitation- sometimes not feasible (not able to change race, sex or type of parents…etc.) nor ethical. Deception uses actors to make the experiment psychologically realistic Ethical considerations (deception)  does not cause harm  informed consent  right to leave research without penalty  right to results  must be essential and justified if it is used a debriefing is required DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN *Developmental psychology: study of physical, cognitive &social changes across the lifespan Big Question: Nature vs. Nurture o how much are human traits/ behaviors influenced by our heredity (nature) and how much by our experience (nurture) o explains the differences in intelligence, personality& psychological disorders o Differences between males and females innate or caused by environment? o Children’s development mostly innate or formed by experience? Some skills/behaviors are more influenced by nature, some by nurture. Developmental research (designs) 1. Longitudinal design- participant or group of participants is studied overtime 2. Cross-sectional design- different age groups of participants are studied at one particular time ex) does aging lower intelligence? Stages proposed by Jean Piaget 1. Sensorimotor stage (birth -2yrs.) *infant uses senses & motor abilities to interact with objects in the environment -experience through looking, touching and moving -reflexive behaviors are modified based on experience <Developmental Milestone> : object permanence (knowing objects still exist even if they can’t see them) **out of sight, out of mind until 8 months - Common complaint : stranger anxiety – fear of strangers infants commonly display, beginning at about 8 months of age 2. Preoperational Stage (2-6 yrs.) a. Symbolic thought – able to represent things with words & images b. Ability to pretend c. Egocentrism- the inability to take another’s point of view (lacking theory of mind)


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