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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 2C03
Professor
Dr.Beston
Semester
Winter

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Jan 6 SocPsyCorrelational studiesHow are 2 or more variables related o Is variable x related in some way with variable xMethodologies used o Surveys little control and find no causePersonality correlated with behavior o Preexisting dataElevation level and athletic achievementCloud cover and amount of rainCorrelations Positive CorrelationNegative Correlation Zero Correlation o Correlations NOT EQUAL TO Causality o The Third Variable Problem Example Ice cream sales go up and violent crime rates go up Graph it is ridiculous to think that ice cream makes people violent if interpreted through causality then this would be true but its wrong Looks to be correlated but there is a third variable In this case weather may be another variable which effects resultExperiments Done in a lab setting under controlled conditionsCover storiesex milgrams shock cover storythe deception confederates o IVIndependent Variable manipulated by experimenterex experimenter manipulating temperature for different subjects result in different results o DV is measured by the Experimenter The Conditions a random and equal chance of
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