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PSYC 1010 Lecture 1 – Sept 17/2010 Psychology was based on research – conclusions will be drawn from fact Based on scientific research to ensure conclusion, not common sense sayings and drawing conclusions from that Scientific Method: Ex: Frustration causes aggression (Theory) OBSERVATIONS & FACTS THEORY (Abstract Statement) HYPOTHESIS (Specific Prediction, follows theory) EXPERIMENT (specific prediction. Operationalize terms (create
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Unformatted text preview: operational definitions so future psychologists can replicate experiment) • True Hypotheses: o Can confirm Theory o Provide NEW FACTS • You can never say theory is proven to be true, say study confirms/supports/is in line with theory. • Results of one single study is somewhat meaningless, consider it as part. Results come in larger picture including other studies. •...
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