Exam 1 review.

Exam 1 review. - different kinds of reliability- the...

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Please be familiar with the following topics for exam 1-  Know how to define a theory- know how to define a hypothesis- know what the different  components of an experiment are- independent vs. dependent variables- categorical vs.  continuous variables- Piaget’s stages of cognitive development- the major developmental  milestones of each stage- variables associated with continuous developmental theories (i.e.,  metacognition, automatic processing, etc.)- how Piaget defined knowledge- how to define a  schema- understand what we mean by maturation- know the ideas embodied by the  psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, and evolutionary perspectives- know the methods, data,  and metaphors of each- Wundt’s contributions to psychology- his method of introspection- the  founder of psychoanalysis- psychology and philosophy- experimental vs. descriptive research  methods- correlations (positive, negative, and zero correlation)- correlation vs. causality- the 
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Unformatted text preview: different kinds of reliability- the different kinds of validity- standardized procedures- internal vs. external validity- how we define a variable- Essay questions Two of the following 3 essay questions will be on the exam: As can be imagined, no research method is perfect. For that reason, identify the five methods of research discussed in Chapter 2 and state the limitations of each. What do you see as the best research method? Why do you think that? Identify the four major perspectives in psychology. Briefly describe what each perspective has to offer. How do they each take a very unique or different stance on why it is that individuals behave the way they do? Please discuss 4 debates that were once strictly philosophical in nature that psychologists now engage in....
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