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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1001
Professor
Kim Hellemans
Semester
Fall

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September 21 2010Lecture Notes 2Chapter 2 Research Methods in PsychologyGoals of the Scientic Enterpriselaws of gravitybehaviour can we predict itmeasurement and description1eg sociabilityhow social am I compared to somebody elseunderstanding and prediction2eg sociable people re more likely to attend pub nightsvariables measurable conditions events characteristics or behaviours that can be controlledapplication and control3research is a critical piece of knowledge used in psychologyeg careers that involve public speaking are better suited for highly sociable p e o p l eHoly Grail of Academia A Theorypsychologists construct theoriesinterrelated ideas used to explain observationseg Schachters theory that salient environmental cues can be used to provide labels for physiological arousalmust be testable onetwo hypotheses The Importance of a Theorytheorypredictionsconduct experimentbabies whos mother drank while pregobehavioural abnormaltiesadult years behavioursometimes thesis does not support hypothesescondence in theory decreases
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