10-18-05 - What do secondary records omit iii Potential...

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Who Knows? 10/17/05 1. Conclusion of Naturalistic Observations a. Do not disturb the behavior i. Become an active participant 1. Observing paranoids in a mental hospital 2. Observing hospital staff a. Rosenhan: “Storehouses” b. Being trapped in a mental hospital ii. Become a frequent observer 1. Jane Goodall b. Secondary Records Research i. History of anorexia in young women – diaries ii. Why do sharks attack? – Hospital records iii. Violent behavior of sport fans – Newspapers iv. All of these yield correlated relationships – not cause-effect proof c. Advantages i. Behavior is natural 1. Konrad Lorenz – Work on imprinting (12-16 hours after birth) 2. Bill Lishman (ultralight imprinting) - teaching migration to geese 3. Passive migration – going along for the ride (no results yet) d. Disadvantages i. Difficult to observe everything ii.
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Unformatted text preview: What do secondary records omit? iii. Potential inefficiency iv. Alternative explanations are possible, because not controlling all relative events 1. Record birthrates in August, 1966 (9 months after the Great Northeast Blackout, 11/9/65) 2. Boston: the broken chandelier (11/9/65), chandelier goes out! 3. India: Rural electricity and birthrates 4. Old Faithful at Yellowstone (Yuk! Yuk! Yuk!) v. Inappropriate for studying cognitive processes (e.g. attitudes) 2. Systematic Assessment a. Personal and Ability Tests i. Bell Personality Style Test 1. George Bush – most alike 2. My sister - most dislike 3. 6 – Commander 4. 5 -- Avoider 5. 5 -- Drifter 6. 9 -- Pleaser 7. 4 – Attacker 8. 7 -- Exhibitionist 9. 4 -- Achiever b. Case Histories c. Public Opinion Surveys...
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