Participants in Psychological Research

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Participants in Psychological Research *Human Participants: most studies in last 30 years have used college/university  students  ( because of convenience, pay, points to grade)-this is problematic-a select group *Animal Participants: Pavlov's dogs, Skinners pigeons, white rat; animals still used in 7- 8% of psy experiments; experimenters are bound by Code of ethics; animals used  because a simpler model; researcher can exercise control; a wider range of medical and  other manipulations and be used; can study the lifetime and multiple generations;  inexpensive and available Ethics in Research:participation must be voluntary, confidentiality, freedom to withdraw,  deception can be used if it is only way, not a danger, participant is debriefed as soon as  possible HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF PSYCHOLOGY DARWIN introduced the idea that human behaviour a subject for study -humans evolved  1.WILHELM WUNDT and BRADFORD TITCHENER / STRUCTURALISM   WUNDT- in 1879 Germany first formal laboratory to find natural laws of human mind  -primary interest:perception -recorded in minute detail thoughts, feelings, heartbeat,  respiration -Titchener was his student  TITCHENER-broke consciousness into three elements: physical sensations,feelings and  images (memories)  STRUCTURALISM : The first school of psychology aimed at analyzing the basic  elements, or structure of conscious mental experience through the use of 
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '08 term at Broward College.

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