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Unformatted text preview: PSY41820080904- E r ror is anything outside of the influence of the manipulation/treatment/independent variable that has influence or effect on the dependant variable. Systematic errors are the factors other than the independent variable that exert influence non-randomly. Random error is movement in the dependant variable contributed by extraneous variables whose average influence is the same in all conditions as the result of random assignment. Obsessive compulsive disorder is characterized by obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions involve recurring/persistent thoughts and images that are intrusive and distressing. Compulsions are attempts to neutralize the obsessions. Typically, compulsions involve repeated behaviors or mental acts done to counteract obsessions. Some examples of their actions include washing, checking, hoarding, and arranging. OCDs are usually very fidgety. Some theories of why it occurs is range from satan, unconscious struggle for control over unacceptable drive, neutral object is paired with a fearful stimulus and the...
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2008 for the course PSY 418 taught by Professor Haley during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '08