History Intro - Copyright, Harrison 2009 INTRODUCTION TO...

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Copyright, Harrison 2009 1 1 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Dr. D. W. Harrison Course Instructor Director Virginia Tech Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory Neuropsychological Services LGMC Rehabilitation 2 PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE Definition The Scientific Study of Behavior & Mental Processes •G o a l s Understand, Predict, & Control (Modify) Behavior & Mental Processes •T o o l s Scientific Method Observation Chemotherapy & Depression Define The Problem Nausea Medication = Aloxi < Serotonin Propose a Hypothesis Nausea Medication Causes Depression Experimentation Theory Formulation Hypothesis to Test the Theory 3 WHY STUDY PSYCHOLOGY? FACT vs. FICTION IN THE MEDIA NUCLEAR ARSENAL RESEARCH METHODS APPROPRIATE DESIGN HYSTERIA REPLICATION CRAWL TX – BARCO – COLD F CONTROL GROUPS XX XY XYY OLYMPICS HOW DECISIONS ARE MADE IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES STATISTICS NOBEL PRIZES SPERRY, HUBEL, BEKESY, EC CITIZEN QUALITY—ETHICS & BEHAVIOR
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