Ap Psychology Voc 1

Ap Psychology Voc 1 - experiment – the procedure in which a researcher systematically manipulates and observes elements of a situation in order

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Ap Psychology vocab Behavior – anything that is an observable action Monism - seeing mind and body as different aspects of the same thing Dualism – one seeing mind and body as two different things that interact Eclectic – the use of techniques and ideas from a variety of approaches Empiricism - view that knowledge should be acquired through observation and often an experiment Science – the way of getting knowledge about the world based on observation Theory – the collection of interrelated ideas and facts put forward to describe, explain, and predict behavior and mental processes scientific method - the techniques used to discover knowledge about human behavior and mental processes hypothesis - tentative statement or idea expressing a causal relationship between two events or variables that is to be evaluated in a research study
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Unformatted text preview: experiment – the procedure in which a researcher systematically manipulates and observes elements of a situation in order to test a hypothesis and make a cause-and-effect statement independent variable - variable in a controlled experiment that the experimenter directly and purposefully manipulates to see how the other variables under study will be affected dependent variable - variable in a controlled experiment that is expected to change due to the manipulation of the independent variable experimental group - the group of participants to whom a treatment is given control group – all the subjects and not exposed to a changing variable in an experiment variable – the condition or characteristic of a situation or a person that is subject to change (it varies) within or across situations or individuals...
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2012 for the course PSY 2301 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '09 term at Alabama.

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