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PSY120 CAROL DONNELLY REVIEW for EXAM 1 Key Components of Science = Zeitgeist = Spirit of the times Plato : NATURE—knowledge is present at birth Aristotle : NURTURE—mind is like a blank slate; EXPERIENCE does writing Dark Ages (1st major decline)—St. Thomas Aquinas—accepted both reason & faith as a way of knowing God Phineas Gage 1 st School of Psychology : 1879—Wundt—Structuralism—psychology is the science of mental life 2nd major decline within Structuralism —Perky—imageless thought controversy 3rd major decline within Behaviorism —Skinner & Brelands—instinctive drift—biology overrides reinforcement What is the proper attitude of a psychologist? Open mindedness Skepticism Humility What is the Scientific Method? Observe Detect regularities Generate hypothesis Observe again What is a Hypothesis? An educated guess A testable prediction A hunch
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Descriptive Statistics Mean – Average Mode – Most frequent score Median – Middle point (half below, half above) Variability – How much scores differ from each other Range – Difference between the highest & the lowest Standard Deviation – How much scores differ from the mean Correlation Coefficients --Vary from +1.00 to -1.00
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