Scientific Method_8.31.11

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Scientific Method August 31, 2011
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What is Psychology The scientific study of human behavior Fundamentals: Empiricism: Knowledge is based upon observations, which comes from sensory perceptions and behavioral events (i.e., experience) the world, people, observation falsifiability: The ability to show that data fail to support the theory or the hypothesis Karl Popper (1902 – 1994): stated that falsifiability(able to be false) distinguishes science from non-science
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A bit of practice… “Everybody gets older” “It snows every day in January”
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What is Psychology Methodologically: Observations and measurements are: --objective_______ Systematic » Control in experiments Quantified recorded or translated into numbers and data Use of statistic Analysis of numerical data Results are compared against accepted standards
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Goals of Psychology Description of behavior Identification of patterns in nature Cause of behavior _Temporal precedence (time, and what’s
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course PSY 250 taught by Professor Quinton,wj during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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