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Unformatted text preview: inferential statistics - procedures used to draw conclusions about larger populations from small samples of data normal distribution - approximate distribution of scores expected when a sample is taken from a large population, drawn as a frequency polygon that often takes the form of a bell-shaped curve, called the normal curve standard deviation - a descriptive statistic that measures the variability of data from the mean of the sample variability - the extent to which scores differ from one another structuralism - school of psychological thought that considered the structure and elements of conscious experience to be the proper subject matter of psychology introspection- a person's description and analysis of what he or she is thinking and feeling or what he or she has just thought about functionalism - school of psychological thought that was concerned with how and why the conscious mind works...
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