Chapter 1 03/03/2014
Psychology: The scientific study of behavior (B) and mental processes
The science of development: How and why people change over time
Big part of Psychology
Beware: Intuition, anecdotal evidence, and bad science
Types of Studies
53% of preschoolers are read to daily at home
ICLICKER: In a descriptive study, how should researchers put together a group of participants?
A. random assignment
B. select them randomly
C. find volunteers
D. both A and B
How are two variables related?
Child IQ is positively correlated with the # of books in the home...
and highly positively correlated with interactive reading time at home
In a true experiment, why must researchers r