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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 102
Professor
Tanya Salamander
Semester
Fall

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Psychology 102 September 10, 2013 Introductory Psychology Tips for doing well • Come to every class period • Take good notes on what I say • Read the corresponding chapter prior to each lecture topic • Start studying for exams one week ahead of time • Study information from the text that was not covered in class • Do self­tests available online • Go to TA’s review sessions after the midterm to go over your test • Find a study partner for review • Participate during class • Try to relate information to things you observe Research Methods in Psychology  • Science and the Scientific Method • Descriptive Research • Correlational Research • Experimental Research  Why study scientific psychology? • Our intuitions are often biased, inaccurate, or based on ‘after the fact’ reasoning o Hindsight bias • Theories are how we explain a phenomenon o Have to specify a more specific hypotheses  Hypotheses are specific predictions we make • Theory: answer to the question “why” • Hypotheses: answer to question “what” o Research tests those predictions  Measure something • Basic Issues in Research o Measurement  Assignment of numbers to objects or events according to rules o Operational Definition  Defining a construct in terms of the procedures (operations) used to  observe it • Define it as blank (eg. GPA, number of successes on rube  Goldberg experiment) o Populations, Samples, and Sampling  What is a random sample? • Want every individual to have a chance to be in your study o Ways to Measure Persistence  Behavioural?  • E.g. Time spent on a task like an impossible puzzle • Delay of Gratification o An outcome in the future that you want to get to o E.g. Marshmallow experiment  Physiological/Neurological? • Patterns of neural activation  Self­report?
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