Module 1b- Psychology is a science - Psychology is a SCIENCE PSYCHOLOGY produces Publicly verifiable knowledge PSYCHOLOGY has a SYSTEM of doing things

Module 1b- Psychology is a science - Psychology is a...

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Psychology is a SCIENCE!
PSYCHOLOGY produces… Publicly verifiable knowledge
PSYCHOLOGY has a SYSTEM of doing things to reduce bias and error in measurement
PSYCHOLOGY is all about… Understanding experience ( any variable x)
Understand X GOALS create change explain predict describe PROCESS DESCRIPTIVE CORRELATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION RESEARCH/ CLINICAL TRIALS OUTCOMES INSIGHTS
Hypothetical constructs - concepts which are unseen processes postulated to explain behavior Clarified further thru: 1. Conceptual definition 2. Operational definition
Conceptual definition High interdependence between two people’s activities
concepts in terms of observable operations, procedures, and measurements; statements of procedures, instructions, exactly how to carry out the study *Operational Definition
Sample Questions: Relationship Closeness Inventory Identification of person Work: Which of the following best describes your relationship with this person? (Check only one)__ co-worker __ your boss/supervisor __ your subordinate Frequency DURING THE PAST WEEK, what is the average amount of time, per day, that you spent alone with X in the MORNING?
Sample Questions Cont. Diversity IN the past week, I did the foling activities alone with X: (Check all that apply) __ did laundry __ prepared a meal __ watched TV Strength

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