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Lecture2 - Christie Hua 1/7/10 Psych 102 LECTURE 2 I....

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Christie Hua 1/7/10 Psych 102 LECTURE 2 I. Hindsight bias: people exaggerate how much they could have predicted outcome after it happened a. Why people think social psychology is just common sense b. You are particularly vulnerable in social psych b/c these are topics with which you are intimately familiar c. Be careful at test time! II. Brief review of social psychology methods a. Two major types of studies in social psychology i. Correlational ii. Experimental III. Correlational method a. Assessing strength of relationship between variables i. Correlations range from –1.0 to +1.0 b. positive correlations: as X increases, Y increases (eg height+weight) c. negative correlations: as X increases, Y decreases (eg stress + health) i. x axis = amount of TV watched ii. y axis = aggression IV. Correlation between drinking red wine and longer life? a. Drinking red wine leads to better health b. Being in better health leads people to drink red wine c. Something else causes people both to drink red wine and to be in better
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