General Psych. Final Exam Quiz Review

General Psych. Final Exam Quiz Review - General Psychology...

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General Psychology Final Exam Review 1) Know the 4 major steps of the scientific method: a) Formulate research question b) Put question in the form of a hypothesis (and make a prediction about the expected results) c) Test the hypothesis/collect data d) Draw conclusions about the data 2) Know the major ethical considerations of research: a) HIPOCRATIC OATH - DO NO HARM b) INFORMED CONSENT c) CONFIDENTIALITY 3) How can a consumer of psychology to be able to evaluate information/research? a) Avoid overgeneralization from a small a sample b) Look for answers beyond a single study (a body of evidence – not a single statistic) c) Consider the source of the psychological information 4) Be able to describe types of bias in research: a) Confirmation bias *Tendency to interpret new information in a way that confirms one's preconceptions *Tendency to avoid information and interpretations which contradict prior beliefs. *Tendency to look back and interpret
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