Unformatted text preview: e. Confounding variable – other influences f. Experimental group – subjects in an experiment who are subjected to the independent variable g. Control groups – subjects in an experiment who are not subjected to the independent variable and who may receive a placebo treatment h. Random assignment – process of assigning subjects to the experimental or control group randomly so that each subject has an equal chance of being in either group 9. a. Placebo effect – the phenomenon in which the expectations of the participants in a study can influence their behavior b. Experimenter effect – tendency of the experimenters expectations for a study to unintentionally influence the results of the study 10. a. Single-blind study – study in which the subjects do not know if they are in the experimental or control group b. Double-blind study – study in which neither the experimenter nor the subjects know if the subjects are in the experimental or control grou...
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- Fall '14
- Psychology, variable – variable, f. Experimental group