Topic 2: Research in Psychology
From lectures on research methods, Weiten chapter 2 and appendix B.
1. Explain science's main assumption and describe the goals of the science of
psychology. What is a hypothesis? What is a variable?
-3 systems theories
-Strengths and LImitations
Generic term of how we understand or make sense of elements in a group that interacts as a whole.
Social Psychology as Science
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I. Social Psychology
A. is relevant
1. focuses on human behavior
2. asks the age-old question, What is the nature of human nature?
-Jean Jacques Rousseaus Noble Savage who is corrupted by soc
TREND TOWARD INTEGRATION
On average each counselor uses about 4 theories.
"No one theoretical viewpoint can provide all of the answers for the clients we see today"
most therapists identify as eclectic in their use of a theory
Necessity for flex
Social Learning Approach:
-If you are in any evnironment, it affects you in the way you interpret the environment and how you
make sense of the surroundings. Environment doesn't just happen to you.
-We try to understand peoples behavior with th
Chap 7 Memory 10/8
3.) Long Term Memory (LTM):
Function: to tie together the past with the present- to allows to make use of things that have
happened in past and helping to guide us in the future with things from our past.
Capacity: Enormous (essential
Descriptions of intelligence can be considered one of the subtraits of opennness/intellect in the big
self-ratings of intelligence=not a good substitute for intelligence tests
G factor= general intelligence
some have argued that the abi
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Evaluations of people, objects & ideas
B. Types of Attitudes
1. Cognitively based attitudes
o An attitude based primarily on peoples beliefs about the properties of
an attitude object
2. Behaviorally based at
Factorial designs a design in which all levels of each independent variable are
combined with all levels of the other independent variables. A factorial design allows
investigation of the separate main effects and interactions of two or more independent
1) Methods of Visualizing and Stimulating the Living Human Brain
injecting into one compartment of body substance that absorbs x-rays either less
than or more than surrounding tissue, then enhances contrast btwn compartment
What makes humans unique?
creation of knowledge
engineer and create ideas
morals, values, culture
Where does knowledge come from?
rationalism (right/ wrong)
tradition/ authority (culture, virtue)
intuition (knowing from somethi
Introduc4on to Cogni4ve Psychology
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Videotaped 2 groups of
people (in white and black
shirts) playing basketball
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