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Unformatted text preview: -E.g. one independent variable, illumination, causes a dependent variable pupil size to change. However, sound and attention can also change pupil size, therefore, we must eliminate anything affecting behavior. For example, install a sound-proof booth.-NO is never used Advantages-Determines the cause Disadvantages-Artificial situation. Only can be observed in the lab, not the real world.-A natural stimulus is not present, recreated environments are not real enough. Caution: Boundary conditions-Looks at stereotyped, fixed action-Good control, independent variable-But, conditions held in research may not be conditions in generalization-Behavior stamped into species, e.g. carnivorous beetle attacks tadpoles. Prediction is that beetle is hungry, uses visual perception to catch tadpole. However, in reality, it is not a visual response, but a chemical response, the essence of tadpole in water induces the beetle to perform that specific behavior....
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '07