exam1studyguide_SP08

exam1studyguide_SP08 - History, Science, Neuroscience,...

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PSY 2012 Section 4 Spring 2008 Exam Date: February 5, 2008 Covers Prologue and Chapters 1, 2, and 3 (A lot of this material was covered in the lectures so lecture notes might be a good place to start – anything you don’t thoroughly understand, look at the book. There are also some items that weren’t in the lecture at all so you’ll definitely need to check out the book for those) I. Know these things from the Prologue of our textbook and/or lectures: - the definition of psychology, of course!! - biopsychosocial approach - basic differences between the perspectives mentioned in table 1 that we have covered so far - difference between basic research and applied research - effective study strategies II. Be able to define and apply these SCIENCE and EXPERIMENTATION terms to hypothetical situations critical thinking Experiment control condition Theory double-blind procedure Random assignment Hypothesis placebo effect independent variable correlational research experimental condition dependent variable III. Know these things about the scientific approach to human behavior, correlation & causation, & experiments: - Psychology’s 3 main goals - the limits of common sense (hindsight bias, overconfidence, availability bias, confirmation bias) - the scientific attitude - the scientific method (know the method talked about in class) - Be able to determine if an example demonstrates positive, negative, or no correlation (like the ones in class)
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