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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 301
Professor
Samuel D.Gosling
Semester
Fall

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Operational definition – use the term "measured by"  Like when we have to measure anger, but how?  Ex: anger as measured by increasing heart rate OR anger as measured by hormones or enzymes Have a group of observers to measure anger, like counting the number of times \a person hits another in a minute Operational definition - translating a conceptual idea to something that is measureable Self-report measures are GOOD:  When we want to know someone’s internal state  You are with you all the time  Only disadvantage: untruthful statements o Giving false impressions  Like when you say
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