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Unformatted text preview: 8/26/2009 1 Psychology 101.001 Psychological Science: Why? ¡ Intuition and common sense are flawed and susceptible to biases y e.g., hindsight bias ¡ Examining an extremely difficult subjects . . . humans and the human brain are: y complex y variable y reactive PSYC 101.001 VILLADO Psychological Science: How? ¡ Theory y set of testable statements about the interrelationships between variables ¡ Hypotheses y logically derived testable and operationally defined statements y logically derived, testable, and operationally defined statements about the interrelationships between variables ¡ Variables y independent variable (IV) ○ variable we manipulate or control y dependent variable (DV) ○ variable we measure PSYC 101.001 VILLADO 8/26/2009 2 Psychological Science: How? ¡ Study of behavior y case study y naturalistic observation y survey (description/correlation) y experimentation PSYC 101.001 VILLADO Psychological Science: How?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2010 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Pomeran during the Fall '08 term at Rice.
- Fall '08