Psych 101 10-17

Psych 101 10-17 - Psych 101 Problem Trumpeter swans and...

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Psych 101 10-17-08 Problem: Trumpeter swans and whooping cranes becoming extinct in Canada Solution: Transplant birds from USA Teach them to migrate how? Imprint Micro-light aircraft (“Pilot tested” on geese) Naturalistic Observations Disadvantages: 1. Difficult to observe everything 2. What do secondary records omit? 3. Causes of behavior difficult to establish; Alternative explanations are possible a. August 9, 1966 NYC: Record birthrates b. Cause? Nov 9, 1965 Great Northeast Blackout c. Boston: the broken chandelier – right before blackout? d. Yellowstone Park: Old Faithful 4. Inappropriate for studying cognitive processes (attitudes) cause they are covert Systematic Assessment: Personality and Ability Tests: SAT etc The Bell Personality Style Test – What does it measure? 1. Seven personality styles Attacker – aggressive, sarcastic, lonely, Commander – in love with excel, dislike emotions, likes predictability Avoider - low self esteem, shy, nothing to offer, fail at school
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2009 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Maas, j during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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