True or false, and explain briefly:
a. If the correlation coefficient is positive, then aboveaverage values of one variable are associated with aboveaverage values of the other,
b. If the correlation coefficient is negative, then belowaverage values of one variable are associated with belowaverage values of the other,
c. If y is usually less than x, then the correlation between y and x will be negative.
LECTURE NOTES Lecture 2 Overarching Themes - people construct their own reality – everyone has their own interpretation o construals = constructions of reality o interpreting, meaning making o ambiguous situations often lead to different interpretation (we will focus on social situation in this class) - social influence is pervasive (and often invisible) o ex. People don’t sit next to others when there are many empty seats on the Bart o ex. Students from Cal will have different construal from Stanford students during a football game Motivational Principles - need for understanding and control (includes need for accuracy) - need to feel good about “me & mine” - anything tha