PSY230H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Kim Kardashian, Nomothetic, Psych

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Published on 10 Sep 2016
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Lecture 1: Welcome
Thursday, September 8, 2016
12:17 PM
Personality Psych - What is it?
oResearch questions examples
Development psych
Why are some children more afraid of strangers than others?
Cognitive psych
Why do some people have better memories than others
Social psych
Why are some people more sensitive to rejection than others
Clinical psych
Assumes people differ from each other
Focuses on people w/ psychological problems
oPersonality psych
Focuses mostly on individual
Understanding Personality
o2 approaches:
Ideographic
Person-centered
Ex. Kim Kardashian
Nomothetic
Variable-centered
Produces correlation
Numbers
Lecture 2: Correlations and Reliability
Thursday, September 8, 2016
1:55 PM
Predictions
oBest way to predict is with a straight, linear (regression) line
Sometimes overestimate + underestimate
The line is the best possible prediction, not the perfect prediction (can never be)
Correlations
oPositive correlation
As one value increases, other increases + vice versa
oNegative correlation
As one value increases, other decreases + vice versa
oMax # for correlation = +1
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