Psychology 101 – Lecture notes (09:07:11)

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Psychology 101 – Lecture notes Scientific method 1. Observation and description of a phenomenon/group of phenomenons 2. Formulation of hypothesis to explain phenomenon 3. Use of the hypothesis to produce existence of other phenomena 4. Performance of experimental tests of the predictions by several individual experimentors a. Replication b. Publication Correlation o Relationship between two variables and how the change in relation to each other Do not cause each other Direction of relationship Positive: when they move up or down together Negative: when they move in opposite directions .23 = weak .54 = moderate .70 or above = strong Must be moderate to publish
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Unformatted text preview: Illusory correlation • There is a third variable that I the cause of the correlation • Relationships are changing, but not related to each other • Experimentation – looking for A causes B o Cause and effect o Variables Independent (what is manipulated) Dependant (what is measured) • Statistics o There is meaning in every number, it just depends on how you look at it ¾ dentists recommend Colgate • As opposed to what? How many dentists were asked? Who is it better for? 1/3 women will experience sexual abuse by a family member • Where? Women being asked/abused? Definition of sexual abuse?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Seibert during the Fall '08 term at Boise State.

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