Psych 101 Chapter 2 Notes

Psych 101 Chapter 2 Notes - Psych 101 Chapter 2 Notes...

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Psych 101 Chapter 2 Notes 04/10/2007 00:03:00 Diffusion of responsibility:  a psychological state in which each person feels  decreased personal responsibility for intervening.  Hypothesis:  a specific prediction about some phenomenon Theory:  a set of formal statements that explains how and why certain events are  related to one another.  Variable:  any characteristic or factor that can vary.  Operational Definition:  translates abstract terms into something observable and  measureable. Steps in the Scientific Process: 1. Initial Observation or Question 2. Gather Information and Form Hypothesis 3. Test Hypothesis (conduct research) 4. Analyze Data and Draw Tentative Conclusion 5. Report Findings to Scientific Community 6. Further Research and Theory Building 7. New Hypotheses Derived from Theory Characteristics of a Good Theory: It organizes information in a meaningful way
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Passer during the Fall '07 term at University of Washington.

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