PSY240H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Homicide, Serotonin Transporter, Anesthesiologist

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9 Oct 2016
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Abnormal behaviours and feelings are difficult to measure: self reports are often distorted, observers" reports can be biased for a number of reasons. Most forms of abnormality have multiple causes- it"s very difficult (if not impossible) for a single study to capture all of the involved variables. Analyze data, draw appropriate conclusion and communicate findings. Testable prediction (hypothesis) is framed/tested in 2 ways: as predicted (there is a relationship/effect, as if your prediction is incorrect (there is no relationship/effect)- known as the null hypothesis. Dependent variable: factor being predicted/outcome being measured as a result of the manipulation. Independent variable: variable being manipulated and believed to affect the dv. Operationalization: way in which researcher measures/manipulates variables in study. Case study: studies are valuable in that they: Provide rich and unique detail about an individual. Are sometimes the only way to study rare problems. Are great for generating ideas and hypotheses: studies are limited in the sense that:

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