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Unformatted text preview: conditions by chance minimizes preexisting differences between those assigned to the different groups The Scientific Method Independent Variable the experimental factor that is manipulated the variable whose effect is being studied Dependent Variable the experimental factor that is being measured in psychology it is usually a behavior or mental process may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable The Scientific Method Environmental Influence Rats reared in an environment enriched with playthings show increased development of the cerebral cortex Environmental Influence...
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2009 for the course PSYCH 2000 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '09 term at Auburn University.
- Spring '09