PSY 32 Test 1
Scientific Theory Part 1 The Weight of Smoke?
10/4/2005 11:00:00 PM
Psychology is baed on observation and measurement But much of what we examine is intangible and invisible, elusive We have to be creative researchers History of Psych
Experimental Basics, Part I
Experimental Research Design Experimental Basics, Part I Variable Types Independent (IV) o o o o o o o What we manipulate or vary Sets apart experimental from other types of design How we create experimental conditions Aka
Which of the following best describes aprocess of deductive reasoning?
a). compiling a series of specific observations into a more general
b) trying to move from theories to more universal laws
c) developing specific hypotheses t
Exam 1 Quick Review
I. Scientific Theory, Day 1
A. Four principles of science
i. Determinism - Events have logical causes
a. Behavior is multiply determined.
b. psychologists used determinism based on probability.
ii. Empiricism - Observation is the key t
I. Scientific theory pt. 2
A. Conceptual variable - generalzied categories that are studied, not the
operational definitions that are actually examined, but what they indicate. More
abstract than conceptual variables.
i. Operational definitions have to be