Exam1StudyGuide - PSY 201 Section 8 General Psychology Exam...

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PSY 201: Section 8 - General Psychology Exam 1: Preparation Guide              Lecture 1 (Chapter 1) 1.  What are some potential problems with basing psychological thought on  common sense? 2.  What are some treatments that scientific research has shown to be  potentially harmful? 3.  How do we define psychology today? 4.  What are three big philosophical questions that guide theories of  psychology? 5.  Who are the important historical figures in psychology? 6.  What early experiments provided major contributions to the field as well  as to the general public? 7.  What are some of the areas of research and service for psychologists? Lecture 2 (Chapter 1) 1.  What are the basic assumptions of scientific thought? 2.  What are the primary elements to the scientific method? 3.  What are the major components a good theory must have? 4.  Why is falsifiability important for any scientific theory? 5.  Why is an operational definition critically important in the study of  psychology? 6.  How are subjects or participants selected for an experiment? 7.  What are the key components of an experiment? 8.  What are some nonexperimental research designs?
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  • Spring '12
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  • Psychology, Important historical Figures, big philosophical questions

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