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[PSYC 1020H] - Midterm Exam Guide - Ultimate 28 pages long Study Guide!


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 1020H
Professor
Neil Fournier
Study Guide
Midterm

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PSYC 1020H
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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PSYC 1020: LEC NOTES
Wednesday September 21, 2016
“ciece is ucoo “ese
The Story of Clever Hans Wilhelm Van Osten
(the horse)- tapped his hoof to do math.
Train gave visual cue when the answer was correct
Autism Spectrum Disorder
1.Restrictive Interest
2. Stereotyped movements (repetitive, rocking)
3.Poor use of social language (eye contact)
4. Delays in language acquisition
Facilitated Communication Prisoners of science
The person(facilitator) Holds the hands to reduce tremar’s
Conformation Bias: Emphasis is on disconfirmation rather than conformation
Analytical Introspection a person carefully examines and reports their own experience
Attributes of mental elements
Quality
Intensity
Duration
Cleanness
Interpretation vs Observation (Stimulus error)
Basic units of:
Chemistry Atom Economics-Transactions
Biology Cell Sociology- Group
Psychology Response Geology Mineral
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Approaches to scientific study
Description (does not determine casual relationships)
Correlation (cannot determine causal relationships) eg. Height vs Weight. See how things are
related to each other
Experimentation (casual inference can be estimated) Inferring cause and effect
Correlational Studies: Observing two or more variables /behaviors and determining their relationship
(its form and strength)
Correlation coefficient: r= +0.37
Hypothesis testing
Approach/design and methods
What makes an experiment
1. Manipulation of factors
2. Control
3. Random assignment of participants to conditions
Independent variable what you vary
Dependent Variable- Factor that may change in response to independent variable the
outcome
Example: effect of breast feeding on intelligence.
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