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Term: Descriptive and correlational studies describe behavior, detect relationships, and _____ behavior. But to explain behaviors, psychologists use experiments. Definition: predict Term: Hindsight bias refers to our tendency to perceive events as obvious or inevitable after the _____. Definition: fact Term: Correlational research is NOT one of the _____ psychologists use to observe and describe behavior. Definition: techniques Term: A researcher wants to determine whether noise level affects the blood pressure of elderly people. In one group she varies the level of noise in the environment and records participants' blood pressure. In this experiment, the level of noise is the _____ variable. Definition: independant
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Term: Some people wrongly perceive that their dreams predict future events. This is an example of an _____ correlation. Definition: illusory Term: In the early twentieth century, John B. Watson and other behaviorists redefined psychology as "the science of _____ behavior." Definition: observable Term: Knowing that two events are correlated provides a basis for _____.
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