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PSYC 311- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 35 pages long!)


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 311
Professor
Walter Marcontoni
Study Guide
Final

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PSYC 311
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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PSYC 311
Lecture 1 (September 11, 2017)
Fundamental to Science
1. Systematic Empiricism (the Scientific Method):
a. Structured observations made to help us find truth about the world.
2. Public Knowledge:
a. Findings are submitted to peers for:
- Feedback/criticism.
- Replication.
3. Examine Solvable Problems:
a. Address questions with empirical testing methods.
4. Unity in the Methods:
a. All methods in psychology are the same.
Quizzes
1. Due at 7AM on the day of class:
a. MC:
- Worth 1 point each:
i. Every correct answer is worth +0.1
ii. Every incorrect answer is worth -0.1
b. FIB:
- Worth 1 point each:
i. Every correct answer is worth +0.1
ii. Ever incorrect answer is worth 0
Elevator Pitch
1. 2 minutes:
a. What the study looked at.
b. What they found.
c. What the media said about it.
d. What can be improved.
Final Exam
1. Based on chapters and lectures:
a. He will tell us which ones to focus on when the time comes.
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PSYC 311
Lecture 1 (September 11, 2017)
ETHICS
CPA Code of Ethics
1. Respect for the Dignity of Persons:
a. Moral rights:
- Any question the Ps has must be answered:
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made with this.
2. Responsible Caring:
a. Compensation.
3. Integrity Relationships:
a. Accuracy
4. Responsibility to Society:
a. Briefing society.
Participants Rights (The Specifics)
1. Consent Forms:
a. Must have:
- Who is the researcher and what is the affiliation?
- Brief description of the study.
- What going to happen with the data?
- Risks.
- Benefits.
- When was the study accepted by the ethics committee?
- Contact information
2. Confidentiality:
a. Research must be clear on intentions.
b. Confidentiality is not the same as anonymity (i.e. anonymity is a case where no
personal information can be linked to a person).
3. Right to Withdraw:
a. Constantly remind them.
4. High Risk Situations/Participant Discomfort:
a. MUST BE MINIMIZED!
b. The primary responsibility of the researcher is to protect the mental and physical
health of the Ps.
5. Debriefing:
a. Must debrief at the end of the experiment (i.e. any information that will help the
Ps understand the study).
b. A good way of letting the Ps know the study is over.
c. A good way to discuss the Ps experience during the study (i.e. help you better
the study).
d. Debriefing form:
- Title of study and date.
- Researchers and contacts.
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