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Unformatted text preview: Psychology 100, Spring 2008 Test 1 study guide Introduction to and history of psychology-major philosophical issues in psychology-Important early psychologists: Wundt, James-structuralism vs. functionalism-Evolution of psychology: intelligence testing, birth of clinical psychology, behaviorism, cognitive revolution -biopsychosocial approach Research-steps and goals of hypothesis testing-definition and types of variables, operational definitions-representative sample and how to get it-major research designs (case study, non-experimental, experimental): what they are, how to identify, major pros and cons of each-important concepts: internal and external validity, participant effects, experimenter effects, third variable problem, reliability and validity of measurement -basic idea of correlation (limitations as well), analysis of group differences, standard deviation, pros and cons of the mean-potential errors: illusory correlation, overconfidence, hindsight bias, false consensus effect-genetics research: meaning of “heritability,” methodology and pros and cons of family studies,...
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course PSYC 100 taught by Professor Madigan during the Spring '07 term at USC.
- Spring '07