Section 3 - Psychology 1101 January 23, 2012 *module 8 wont...

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Psychology 1101 January 23, 2012 *module 8 won’t be covered at this time, later in the semester) 1. Independent: hours of sleep Dependent: how well students do on exam Experimental group: group who is woken up throughout the night Control group: group who sleeps through the night 2. Independent: Dependent (what we’re measuring) : severity of migraine headaches (alleviates) Experimental group: group with new pills Control group: non-users/placebos? (section 2) Placebo Effect When participants' expectations about the treatment affect their behavior Placebo: harmless substance with no physiological effects given to participants in the control group so that they are treated exactly like those in the experimental group (usually sugar) Double-blind experiment: neither the participant nor the experimenter know which participants are in each group during the experiment Section 3 (modules 6-7) Understanding of how the brain and nervous system work Communication within the brain Neuron: cell in nervous system that receives, integrates, and transmits; responsible for
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2012 for the course PSYC 86-407 taught by Professor Vandellen during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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