methods - ResearchinPsychology AScientificEndeavor

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    Research in Psychology A Scientific Endeavor
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    Goals of Psychological Research  Description of social behavior Are people who grow up in warm climates different  from those in cold climates? Does heat cause higher amounts of aggression? Develop theories about why people behave the  way that they do We dislike Duke students to feel better about  ourselves Application Creating effective therapeutic treatments, more  successful negotiation tactics, and greater  understanding amongst groups of people
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    Empirical Research Empirical Knowledge based on direct observation Theory Set of ideas which try to explain what we  observe Goal is to find support OR disprove We can never prove!! Theoretical diversity
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    The Process of Doing Research First, select a topic Good theory: Has predictive power
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