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Intro to Methods in Psychology
Lynda Villanueva
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Heli Patel on Thursday September 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYCH 2301 at University of Houston taught by Lynda Villanueva in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views. For similar materials see Intro to Methods in Psychology in Psychology (PSYC) at University of Houston.


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Date Created: 09/29/16
Chapter 1 Scientific Understanding of Behavior ­ gathering , evaluating, interpreting data = research ­ 4 uses for research ­ •To evaluate the mass media ­ •At work ­ •In public police ­ •To evaluate programs ­  Research keeps consumer informed  ­ Intuition  ­ •Illusory correlations­ when 2 rare events occur together, the  tendency to overestimate their frequency and assume they are related ­ Problem with it this : •our biases affect our perceptions leading us  to make false conclusions ­ We use intuition to explain things without question. ­ Authority  People tend to believe by another argument when they are perceived to be  prestigious, trustworthy, respectable. ­ Scientific Approach in scientific evidence  ­ Do not accept intuition not even their own ­ Are skeptical of all even those in authority  ­ Empiricism ­ all knowledge is based on observation or DATA  Group Activity  ­  1: What’s the claim? ­  2: What is the evidence? ­  3: How credible is the source? ­  4: Could you test the claim? How? ­  5: Any member of group to personally fall for this? Goals of Science  ­ Description ­ •Describing ways in which things relate to one another ­ Prediction ­ •Once you have found that 2 events occur together regularly, you  can make predictions ­ Determine causes of behavior  ­ Just because one event is a predictor of another event, does not  mean that event causes it ­ Need 3 things to determine causality: ­ •Temporal precedence ­ •Covariation of cause and effect ­ •Elimination of alternative explanations ­ Explanation ­ why does the behavior occur? ­ Components of a Research Article  ­ Title Page, Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion,  References, Appendix


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