abnormal psychology

abnormal psychology - Abie Feuerstein 9-8-09 Abnormal psych...

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Abie Feuerstein 9-8-09 Abnormal psych Research Methods Important concepts Empiricism: numerical data, scientific, research based, objective Objectivity Replicability: someone else can redo what you do. Enhances validity Standards of proof Assessment of bias Important questions What problems cause distress or impair function Why do people behave in unusual ways How can we help them develop mire adaptive behavior Questions about disorder itself, how to better assess it, and how to better treat it Hypothesis Educated guess Testable (worded in a directional way) Research design A method to test hypothesis IV: the thing that you are manipulating DV: outcome of interest Striking a balance between: Internal validity: is your study free of confounds (participants are the same) External validity: how much can we generalize the results to other populations (generalizability) Minimal confounds Control groups Randomization Analog models
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