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Introduction to Psychology PSYC 200 (Section 007) 1:30-2:45 Tu Th Dr. Chris Mayhorn
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Areas of Psychological Study Biological Motivation Sensation & Perception Memory Problem Solving Language Social Development Intelligence Personality Clinical Industrial/Organi- zational Ergonomics
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Psychology is the science of behavior
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Course Website For syllabi, study sheets before tests, and handouts go to: http://vista.ncsu.edu Navigate to PSY 200-007 Mayhorn Fall 2007
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Lecture Outline: Overview of Psychology History Plato –all knowledge is innate Aristotle—all knowledge is learned via experience Wilhelm Wundt- Father of Scientific Psychology Psychology as a science Goals of Psychology
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Science is defined by: Solvable Problems Systematic Empiricism Parsimony Public Verification Cumulative
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Goals of Psychology Description Explanation Prediction Control Improvement
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HYPOTHESIS = a testable statement about the relationship between two or more variables
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Children’s Math Errors Declarative versus procedural knowledge Children can learn erroneous procedures & teachers must “debug” the procedure! EXAMPLES: 23 25 46 46 69 61
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Outline: Research Methods Methods of Data Collection Correlational data How to read a scatterplot The Third Variable Problem Limitations Types of Variables Samples and Populations
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Case Study - in depth study of one subject Clinical-Freud Developmental-Piaget Cognitive-The case of patient H.M. Observational Studies
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