Module 2 1-12-10 - Introductory Psychology Dr. Cynthia...

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Introductory Psychology Dr. Cynthia Suveg January 12, 2010 Module 2 : Research Strategies: How Psychologists Ask and Answer Questions Being a Research Participant: In the next few days, you MUST do: 1) Read the RP Guidelines: (Click Undergraduate and the Sign Up for Experiments) 2) Register on Experimetrix,com/uga Research Requirement: 6.5 credit hours (per class). How? You can do one, two or both. 1) Participate in psychology studies. 2) Write article summary papers. How to participate? 1) Go to 2) Go to “new.user” and register. Your password will be emailed to you and you need to choose the course you are in. 3) Go to “sign up for experiments” for a listing of available studies, times and places. a. You’ll see selection criteria. Pay attention to these! What do I do once I’ve signed up? 1) Show up on time 2) Bring both the STUDY number and the ROOM number (AND your white card) 3) If you fail to show up, you will be penalized. Up to one hour of credit will be subtracted from your overall earned credits What about the papers? 1) 2 page article summary = 1 hour 2) 1 page = ½ hour 3) Turn them into Room 434 in Psychology Building 4) Due the day the RP Pool closes – April 23 rd When should I start? 1) ASAP. There are fewer experiments available at the end of the semester. 2) RP Pool opens January 13 th 3) The last day you can earn credit for experiments is April 23 rd . (The Friday before the last day of class) Notes 1. Thinking Critically 1. What about Intuition and Common Sense? 2. The Scientific Method 3. FAQs about Psychology 4. The Scientific Attitude 1. Composed of curiosity (passion for exploration), skepticism 2. Theory – an explanation that integrates principles and organizes and predicts behavior or events – stands the test of time and will allow you to make testable hypotheses – a guiding model or framework 3. Hypothesis – a testable prediction, often prompted by a theory, to enable us to accept, reject or revise the theory
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2010 for the course PSYC 86-407 taught by Professor Vandellen during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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