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Unformatted text preview: Psychology is a scientific study of behavior and experience. By scientific we mean objective methods and procedures. Behavior - Anything that humans and animals can do, behaviors that are both overt and inferred. Theory general explanation of how things work based on a number of systematic observations. System of interrelated ideas used to explain observations. Theories lead to specific question or hypothesis. Hypothesis an expectation or prediction of how things will behave under specific circumstances. This hypothesis is based on the theory. The description of procedures and measurements in an experiment. Repetition of the experiment. Scientific method the procedures necessary to make observation objective, precise and reliable. SM is a way of eliminating bias in research. Goals of Psychology is to describe through observation how people behave. Deindiuviation- explains how people get disinhibted with crowds. Control refers to allow people to control their own behavior or help others get disinhibted with crowds....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Loeb during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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