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Psychology Chapter 2 Research Enterprise

by: Tristen Griffith

Psychology Chapter 2 Research Enterprise Psyc 201

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Tristen Griffith
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Chapter 2 notes discuss scientific method and variables
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Date Created: 09/24/16
Chapter 2 : Research Enterprise in Psychology Saturday, September 24, 2016 7:35 PM  Goals of Scientific Enterprise o Scientific enterprise- assumes all events are part of a lawful order  3 Goals: 1. Measurement and description: "How to measure what I'm Studying" 2. Understanding and Prediction: "Explain reason of occurance" 3. Application or Control: "Application of research"  The steps to the Scientific Method 1. Hypothesis 2. Design Study 3. Collect Data 4. Analyze Data and Conclude 5. Report Findings o Experimental Research  Investigator manipulated variables under controlled conditions  Independent Variable- the variable the investigator manipulates  Dependent Variable- the variable that changes because of the independent variable  Experimental group- given independent variable or treatment  Control Group- given no treatment  Extraneous variable: any variable that’s not the independent that affect the dependent variable  Confounding Variable: 2 variables related in a way that makes it difficult to discern o Concept of correlation o Correlation means two variables are related o Can be positive or negative  Correlation Coefficient measures the strength of relation o Farther away from 0 (in positive or negative direction) stronger the correlation  Naturalistic Observation o Prolonged observation of subjects natural behavior in a traditional setting o Can be used to study animals and humans o Difficult to quantify results  Case Studies o In depth investigation of single individual o Well suited for study of psychological disorders o Often misrepresented populations  Surveys o Questionnaires/ interviews are used to gather information o Data collected easy Data can be difficult to obtain  Renewed Interest in Cognition and Physiology o Cognition= mental process in acquiring knowledge (conscious experience) o The dominance of behaviorism discourage "unobservable" experiences o 1950's-1960's research on cognition began to emerge again o Cognitive theorist argue that psychology must include the study of consciousness o Dominant approach in contemporary psychology o Proved that the scientific method could be used o Cognitive studies led to biological perspective  Human/animal behavior in physiological (Neuroscience) o 7 Themes of Psychology o Psychology is Imperial  Psychology is an observational science based on research o Psychology is theoretically diverse  Because psychologist want to explain what they observe many theories have developed o Psychology Evolves in a Sociohistorical Contex  Psychology evolves with social trends o Behavior is determined by Multiple causes o Behavior is shaped  Psychology realizes that differences/similarities that cross affect behavior o Heredity and Environment Determine Behavior o Peoples experience of the Worlds Subjective Different directions = negative Same direction = positive


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