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Unformatted text preview: Science of Psychology 4. Describe the goals of science. Understand, Explain, Predict and Control 5. Explain the scientific method of refinement. • Refinement : From theory to theory-make adjustments to the theory till the wanted result is obtained (Cookie Example) 6. Describe the criteria of science. • Criteria : - Empirical – have to be in numbers (measurable)-Replicable – the theory must be able to be tested again and gain the same result-Falsifiable – the theory is able to be proven false 7. Describe and explain correlational and causal relationships among variables. Correlation – 20-30% of support is a very good result in psychology because humans aren’t inanimate objects Casual – find an explanation of the correlation with no loop holes (proven only one correlation explanation)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Burns,g during the Spring '08 term at UWO.
- Spring '08