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Chapter 1: The goals of psychology:  description, explanation, prediction, influence Basic vs. applied research:  basic – to expand knowledge & applied – to solve a specific problem Types of descriptive research:  naturalistic observation, lab observation, case study, survey Samples & populations:  sample – part of the population & population – entire group that interests the  researchers Sources of confounds:  selection bias, placebo, experimenter bias Random assignment:  selecting participants by using a chance procedure Placebos:  harmless substance that people think is real/that they are being treated Cause & effect relationships:  independent and dependent variables, experiments True experiments:  experiments that have a cause and effect  Correlation coefficients:  testing 2 variables, +1.0 to -1.0  Chapter 2: The structure of the neuron:  cell body, dendrite, axon Communication between neurons:
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