Lecture 3&4 outline - 1 MAJOR THEME#1 a CORRELATION...

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1. Problems with Observation a. We can draw flawed conclusions from observation b. We are bad statisticians** 2. Statistics help us understand that patterns in the world are limited 3. Difference between positive and negative associations in scatter plots a. More scatter=weak correlation b. Strong correlation=few scatter 4. Correlation Coefficient a. 0=no association b. 1=strong association 5. ******GO TO THIS SITE****** 6. http://bcs.worthpublishers.com/myers8e/ a. Look for PsychSim Modules i. Data ii.Scatter plots iii.Correlation What does a Correlation tell us? Could cause…
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Unformatted text preview: 1. MAJOR THEME #1 a. CORRELATION DOES NOT EQUAL CAUSATION! 2. Dumb-guy interpretation a. All correlational studies are bad and all experiments are good…NOT TRUE!!! i. Problems with experiments: 1. Unethical 2. Lack of data 3. Financial problems Low Self-Esteem Depression 3. Metaphor: the brain is like the Bridge of the Enterprise 4. Inputs and outputs of the brain a. Input lines—arteries and AFFERENT nerves b. Output lines – veins and EFFERENT nerves c. Mnemonic i. Input/artery/afferent before ii.Output/vein/efferent d. AFFERENT=arrive e. EFFERENT=exit...
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Lecture 3&4 outline - 1 MAJOR THEME#1 a CORRELATION...

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