Exam 1 Study Guide

Exam 1 Study Guide - General Psychology 01:830:101:03...

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General Psychology 01:830:101:03 Spring, 2006 Instructor: Waters Study Guide for Exam 1 This study guide covers those topics that are fair game for Exam 1, which is comprised of 50 multiple choice questions. Please learn more than just definitions; many – if not most – of the questions will ask you to apply knowledge to a new situation. Remember to bring a picture ID, two #2 pencils, and erasers to the exam! Chapter 1 – The Science of Psychology 4 primary goals of psychology Philosophical issues 2 types of research What does a theory do? How do we evaluate theories? Hypotheses Population/sample/random sample/representative sample/generalizability Descriptive research – Observation, surveys, interviews, case studies Correlational research – direction, strength, causation Experimental research – Independent/dependent/extraneous variables, operational definition, experimental/control groups, random assignment, experimenter bias, participant bias, demand characteristics, social desirability,
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