PSY 338 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Discriminant Validity, Electrodermal Activity, Electroencephalography

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15 Oct 2018
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Ineffective practices not based on scientific evidence may be used w/ potentially damaging effects. Pseudoscience demonstrates benefits thru anecdotes/testimonials: encompasses rsrch programs that are characterized by several warning signs. Warning signs suggest the advocates of treatment profess to have legitimate intervention when in fact they do not. Advocates advancing strong claims w/o compelling evidence i. e. recovered memory techniques. Reliance on case examples and testimony: get tough interventions for drug abuse. Iatrogenic effect (delinquents) negative effect where delinquents who were in program were worse when they came out of program no peer review of program. Diff b/w science and pseudosci: quality of evidence, how it was obtained, how it is presented. Facilitated comm = process by which individ reported how to teach kids with autism how to comm: bogus, but still practiced. Vaccines and autism: rubella vaccine wakefield says that rubella vaccine was cause of autism. Resarch process in abnormal child pscyh = multistage.

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