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Frequently Asked Questions About Psychology

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Frequently Asked Questions About Psychology 1. Explain the value of artificially simplified laboratory conditions in learning about principles of behavior, and discuss the generalizability of psychological research in terms of culture and gender. Far from considering artificiality a problem, the experimenter intends the laboratory experiment to be a simplified reality, one in which important features can be simulated and controlled. The experiment's purpose is not to recreate the exact behaviors of everyday life but to test theoretical principles. Although culture shapes our specific attitudes and behaviors, the principles that underlie them vary much less. Our shared biological heritage unites us as members of a universal human family. Studying gender differences is not only interesting but potentially beneficial in preventing conflict and misunderstanding in everyday relationships. It is important to remember, however, that
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