Psy 101(2) - Diversityinpsych.Leadstosometension.

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Diversity in psych. Leads to some tension.  In 1988 many experimental psych. Walked out of APA and formed the APS.  APA: 1892 to present  (american Psych. Association)  APS: 1988 to present (American Psych. Society) -experimental psys.  -as of Jan 1, 06 Association for Psych. Science  Topic 2: Research Methods and Statistics  Where does knowledge come from? - Common Sense - Intuition  - Reason  - Told by others - Personal Experience  - Empiricism  Nomothetic Approach  - Establishment of broad generalizations  - Always some exceptions—but these do not invalidate the generalizations  3 Goals of Research for Science  *Description- variables and potential relationships are identified, defined, etc.   *Prediction – ability to predict future events  *Understanding – causal relationships are established  Some Common Research Methods  1. Naturalistic Observation  - Passively record events in its natural environment 
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Walter during the Winter '11 term at Grand Valley State University.

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