I. Psychology as a Science
A. Is psychology just common sense? Some studies have seemed to
simply demonstrate the obvious
People take longer to memorize a long list of words than a shorter
B. Why spend so much
What is science?
How might science be applied to psychology?
Can you think of anyone that has applied
science to psychology? Give me a specific
example of what they did.
The Types of
Unit 2: Lecture 2
Three Flavors of
The news media, advertisers, politicians, teachers, close friends, and other
individuals frequently use research findings in their attempts to change your
attitudes and behavior. How can you tell whether such information is accur
Correlations Do you understand them? [submitted by - Linda Jordan email@example.com]
For the following correlation findings, state 1) whether the correlation is positive or negative, and 2) what
possible intervening variables might explain the results.
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Nature vs Nurture: A Developmental Controversy
It is scientifically proven that our genes code for human physical characteristic. The
unknown fact is where humans get traits fro
The Purpose of Correlational Studies:
Correlational studies are used to look for relationships between variables. There are three possible results of a correlational
study: a positive correlation, a negative correlation, and no correlation. The correlatio
Activity Handout 2.2
What Type of Variable is It? What Type of Group is It?
Read the statements below and then identify the independent and dependent variables and the
experimental and control groups.
1. Participants taking part in a sleep study to determ
Activity Handout 2.1
Find the Variable and Operationally Define it!
Read the below abstracts from various journal articles and then state in the space provided what
the operational definition is.
1. The present study examined the relationships of masculin
The Work of Psychologists
Answer the following questions. Base your responses on your prior knowledge or
experience as well as the accompanying chart. Be prepared for a class discussion.
What kind of work do psychologists do?