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PSYC 1200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Biopsychosocial Model, Confirmation Bias, Clinical Psychology

4 pages67 viewsFall 2018

Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 1200
Professor
Launa C.Leboe- Mcgowan
Lecture
1

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Chapter 1: Introducing Psychological science
Objective:
What psych is
Components of scientific method
History of psych
Psychology- scientific study of behaviour, though, and experience and how they can
be affected by physical, mental, social and enviro factors
Psychologists:
Clinical Psychologists
Diagnose psychological disorders
Treat psychological disorders
Experimental psychologist
Basic research
Applied research
Biopsychosocial model
Biological factors- medicine
Psychological factors- emotions, problem solving, mood
Sociocultural factors- friends, environment
Pseudoscience
Observations -
Explanations
Anecdotes-----
Hand reading, phrenology, using observations that may not be true to read
people, confirmation bias
Scientific method
Step 1 Observation
Step 2 Hypothesis
Step 3 Design the study
Step 4 Analysis
Step 5 Report findings
Step 6 Consider limitations
Step 7 Try to fix limitation/ problems
Theory:
Explanations for thins that we observe
Developed from testable hypothesis (Predictions)
Theories are not opinion of beliefs
Theories are not all plausible
Theories that are most plausible are not necessarily the most popular
Can be the basis for new questions
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