Chapter1Objectives - 10. Discuss the importance of random...

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Gina Balhorn PSY101 CHAPTER 1 (OBJECTIVES): THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY 1. Describe two pitfalls in thinking that make intuition and commonsense untrustworthy. 2. Describe the attitudes that characterize scientific thinking. 3. Explain the nature of critical thinking. 4. Define theory, hypothesis, operational definition and replication. 5. Describe the descriptive research method. 6. Discuss the limitations and possible pitfalls of the descriptive research method. 7. Describe the types of correlations and discuss why correlation enables prediction but not explanation. 8. Explain the nature and significance of illusory correlations. 9. Describe the nature and advantages of experimental methods.
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Unformatted text preview: 10. Discuss the importance of random assignment and controls in experimental research. 11. Define the three measures of central tendency and explain how they describe data differently. 12. Describe two measures of variation. 13. Discuss three important principles in making generalizations about populations on the basis of samples. 14. Discuss the artificiality of the psychology experiment as an issue in generalizability. 15. Discuss whether psychological principles are culture free; gender free. 16. Explain why psychologists study animals and ethical issues in studying animals....
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