Unformatted text preview: 3. Naturalistic Observation a. Simple strategy – see and record what happens in the natural, undisturbed state. b. Limited to observable behaviors, not cognitive processes c. Great for gathering hypotheses d. Rules i. Observe a representative sample of subjects if you wish to generalize your findings to a larger population. 1. Are Psych 101 people typical college students? Probably not. 2. If the world consisted of 100 people 3. Most studies in psychology have narrow sampling ii. Observe all relevant factors 1. Clever Hans – Professor Carl Stumpf and Oskar Pfunsk using gestures to control a horse 2. Ask yourself: are you observing all relevant factors? Faith healing ( www.randi.org ) 3....
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