How_Psychology--Chapter 1

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7/7/11 1. What is psychology? 2. Why do psychology? 3. How do psychologists ask and answer questions?
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7/7/11 How do psychologists ask and answer questions? The Scientific Method Theory—an explanation using an integrated set of principles that organizes observations and predicts behaviors or events Hypothesis—a testable prediction, often implied by a theory Operational definition—a statement of the procedures used to define the
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7/7/11 How do psychologists ask and answer questions? The Scientific Method
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7/7/11 How do psychologists ask and answer questions? Observation and Description The Case Study Freud and Piaget Can describe rare phenomena Limitations: Cannot be replicated, compared, relies on single investigator Survey Methods Political surveys
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7/7/11 How do psychologists ask and answer questions? Survey limitations
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2011 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Cusaac during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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