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Unformatted text preview: Psychology: Exploring Behavior i PSYCHOLOGY: Exploring Behavior Table of Contents Chapter: Psychology: Its Nature and Nurture 1 What Is Psychology? 1 Psychology: Its Nature and Nurture 3 Definition of psychology 4 The History of Psychology 6 Psychology in the 1800s 8 Psychology in the 1900s 9 Psychology Becomes Eclectic 11 Problems and Methods in Psychology Today 12 Operational Definitions 13 Variables of Interest 16 Control and Data Collection 18 Experiments in Psychology 19 Naturalistic Observation 20 Case Histories and the Interview 22 Goals of Psychological Study 24 Central Issues and Why They Are 26 The Nature-Nurture Problem 26 Levels of Explanation 27 Theoretical Views 28 Research vs. Application 29 Psychology: Art? Science? Common Sense? 29 REVIEW 31 ACTIVITIES 31 INTERESTED IN MORE? 34 Chapter: Methods and Data 37 Methods and Data 37 Experiments Controls and Ethics 38 What is an Experiment? 39 Between-Groups Comparison 41 Within Groups Comparison 43 Sources of Error 44 Ethics in Research 47 The Importance of Statistics 49 Descriptive Statistics 50 Inferential Statistics 52 Correlation...
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