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Psych Notes2 - Goals of Psychology 1 Describe to describe the different ways that organisms behave 2 Explain to explain the cause of behavior 3

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Goals of Psychology 1. Describe - to describe the different ways that organisms behave. 2. Explain - to explain the cause of behavior. 3. Predict - to predict how organisms will behave in certain situations. 4. Control - to control an organism's behavior. _________________________________________________________________ Scientific Method - Set of rules/procedures - Minimize error, bias, chance occurance _________________________________________________________________ Research techniques - Questionairs/interviews - Standardized tests - Laboratory experiments - Animal Model _________________________________________________________________ Research setting - Laboratory (completely controlled settings) - Naturalistic (very little control) _________________________________________________________________ Research Methods - Overall approach to collecting data/information 1. Case study method (collects detailed information and then conducts an in-depth analysis of the person or case. From a lot of different sources)
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at SPSU.

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Psych Notes2 - Goals of Psychology 1 Describe to describe the different ways that organisms behave 2 Explain to explain the cause of behavior 3

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