Psyc 103 Lecture 3

Psyc 103 Lecture 3 - proven wrong Simplicity: fewer...

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Psyc 103 Lecture 3  03/10/2007 15:11:00 Untested pages: Chapter 2 27-36 Chapter 3 51-52 Experimental Research P<.05 less than five percent chance that results occurred by chance To have more reassurance of results that it’s real, have less p value or  replication The use of animal subjects Advantages o Placebo effects minimized o Subject procurement o Controlled environment o Comparative simplicity Serve as analog to humans Tell us the same constructs Disadvantages o Complex skills (e.g., language) difficult to study o Human beings very different o Ethical concerns: the roles PETA, other agencies Check what people do ‘Clever Hans’ the Counting Horse Judging Scientific Theories Falsifiability: degree to which a theory can be tested against facts/can be 
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Unformatted text preview: proven wrong Simplicity: fewer constructs and assumptions are preferred (law of parsimony) Generality: wider scope preferred Fruitfulness: stimulates further research Agreement with data Philosophical Positions on Interest Determinism: entire life dont really have choice, determined by stimulus, everything from outside what you are as a human being Free will o Social psych findings Miligram experience Diffusion of responsibility Is there free will? Radical behaviorists: nope! Cognitive psychologist: of course! Most behavioral psychologist: Sure! The man about youre about to see: noo way (BF Skinner) 03/10/2007 15:11:00 03/10/2007 15:11:00...
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