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first term notes. all of them - Get an A no matter what ;-)...

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Get an A no matter what ;-) TALK TO AN INVISIBLE FRIEND!!! DON’T CRAM EKKKK THINK ABOUT IT ;-) JARGON JARGON JARGON … ms staufer would be proud GO TO CLASSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! QUIZ MEGAN AND BRITT Be a nerd in the real world IMAGINE ALL THE QUESTIONS Sleep IF POSSIBLE?!?!? NAHH SLEEP WHEN YOU ARE DEAD! Use your time… =) Where you working at psychologisst EHHH? HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY WHY THE HECK DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?! Morality , consciousness HOW DO WE DIFFER FROM LUCKY?? What are our motivations? WHAT THE HECK IS NORMAL EH? Social, clinical, behavior, neuraoscience, behavioral genus WHY IS PSYCHOLOGY? Creating a model of human behavior: Identifying and defining key units of analysis (pg. 7) Estimating the contribution that each component makes to behavior Testing your models predictions against actual behavior Modify your model based on the outcome and test again Subfields of psychology
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Working on different parts of the model of human behavior They are not all contribution equally, or equally scientific They focus on different research questions Perhaps the main dichotomy is clinical/counseling/v/experimental A MODEL OR THEORY Attempts to explain a phenomenon using a limited number of variables It must yield testable predictions (or hypothese) It must be falsifiable In some cases, a model is all you can use to do research Example: associative learning and behaviorism Pavlov and dogs Later research (Watson, skinner) using pigeons, rats, sea slugs, humans The nature of associative learning The implications of this discovery for psychology, political thought The downfall of the theory and rise of more integrative ones Why are there different ways of doing research There are different kinds of research questions It cannot prove or disprove them most of the time It looks for evidence of support or lack of support based on research questions Research questions are well targeted shots at key predictions of the theories TYPES OF RESEARCH Archival (e.g. demographics and perf.) Naturalistic (like anthropology) Survey Case studies Correlational -observational Quasi-experimental Experimental The scientific method 1. Observation 2. Reliable and valid data 3. Prediction 4. Control 5. Falsifiabliity 6. Causal explanation Identifications of causes
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Covariation of events Time-order relationship Quantative research designs (3) Correlational (sets of numbers) Used with archival data Directionality problem 3 rd variable problem (also 4 th , 5 th , etc. ) TYPES OF QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGNS (2) Quasi-experimental (numbers and or groups) Some variables cannot be manipulated but they are included in the model This does not rule out causality just make it a harder inference to make TYPES OF QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGNS (3) True experimental (number and or groups)
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PSYC 1001 taught by Professor King,brett during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

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