Research in Psychology 1-30

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Research in psychology Psychology is a science Information is gained by conducting research Science vs. other ways of knowing Ways of Knowing - Different questions are the best way of knowing o Superstition and intuition Intuition not based on rationality, just gut feeling. o Method of authority When a person of authority tells you and you can believe them Cops, Adults, News, etc. .. o Rational argument Disciplines other than science are usually based on argument, like mathematics. Using proof and facts. o Scientific Method What scientists use by gaining evidence and hypothesizing. Used to determine how effective psychotherapies are. Data collection, analysis, etc… The Scientific Method - The use of objective, systematic, observation to answer a specific question. - Objective – without bias, not letting personal beliefs interfere with the data being collected. - Systematic – the same procedure is used with every participant – except for the specific aspect that is being manipulated. Ideas and Hypotheses
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