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101_Methods_2_ - What is Psychology? (1) Psychology is the...

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What is Psychology? What is Psychology? _ ( s ch olo gc i s t he s cie n ce a n d s st e m a t ic ( s ch olo gc i s t he s cie n ce a n d s st e m a t ic stu dc o f beha v i or a n d m e nt a l pro ce ss e s stu dc o f beha v i or a n d m e nt a l pro ce ss e s ( c o g n i t i on t i n c lu de s t he i nv e st iga t i on o f t he ( c o g n i t i on t i n c lu de s t he i nv e st iga t i on o f t he p hc s i olo gica l pro ce ss e s un de rl i n g beha v i or a n d p hc s i olo gica l pro ce ss e s un de rl i n g beha v i or a n d c o g n i t i on c o g n i t i on _ ( s ch olo gc a l so i n c lu de s t he a rt o f us i n g ( s ch olo gc a l so i n c lu de s t he a rt o f us i n g s i ll s ba s ed on acc umul a t ed nowl edge a n d s i ll s ba s ed on acc umul a t ed nowl edge a n d w i s d om to he lp p e opl e w h o a r e ha v i n g pro b l e ms w i s d om to he lp p e opl e w h o a r e ha v i n g pro b l e ms i n l i v i n gc i n l i v i n gc
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Chapter 2 The Research Enterprise in Psychology
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QUESTIONS QUESTIONS QUESTIONS
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THE WORD IS EMPIRICAL Empirical Empirical Empirical
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Figure 2.2 Flowchart of steps in a scientific investigation. As illustrated in a study by Cole et al. (1996), a scientific investigation consists of a sequence of carefully planned steps, beginning with the formulation of a testable hypothesis and ending with the publication of the study, if its results are worthy of examination by other researchers.
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Basic assumption: events are governed by some lawful order Goals: l Measurement and description l Understanding and prediction l Application and control The Scientific Approach: A Search for Laws
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Experiment = manipulation of one variable under controlled conditions so that resulting changes in another variable can be observed
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