L1 intro - does. Dependent Variable The behavior of the...

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What psychologists do 2/3 clinical psychologists (including counseling, school, etc.) 1/3 experimental (including industrial/organizational, engineering, etc.)
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Difference between clinical psychologist and psychiatrist Psychiatrist Is a medical doctor Can give physical exam Can prescribe drugs Often has psychoanalytic training Psychologist Usually has broad training in a number of therapeutic techniques Very few have prescription privileges
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Goal of Science Circumstances Behaviors ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _ _ _ _ _ _ ____________ ____________
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Violent TV Experiment Viol. TV vs. Non-Viol. Teacher’s ratings Size of room Time with toys Minutes of watching Court records Number in group Aggressive acts Boys vs girls Parent’s reports Etc. Etc.
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Independent Variable The variable of primary interest that the experimenter sets at at least two levels. It is independent of anything the participant
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Unformatted text preview: does. Dependent Variable The behavior of the participant measured in the experiment. It is hypothesized that this behavior might be dependent on the levels of the independent variable. Control Variable A variable set by the experimenter at only one level and not allowed to vary during the experiment. Control variables increase the precision of the experimental outcome. Random Variables Variables that are allowed to vary in a random fashion during an experiment. Random variables increase the generalizability of the experimental outcome. Confounding Variable A variable that, usually accidentally, changes along with the levels of the independent variable. A confounding variable is bad because it is impossible to know whether any change in the dependent variable is due to the change in the independent variable or due to the confounding variable. Correlational Observation Violence on TV Aggressio n Rating...
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