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psy290 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Operational Definition, Social Desirability Bias, Frequency Distribution

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Anecdotal evidence: consists of personal stories about specific incidents and experiences. Case study: an in-depth investigation of an individual subje
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psy290 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Neal E. Miller, Stanley Schachter, Observer-Expectancy Effect

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psy290 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Heritability, Robert Sternberg, Claude Steele

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Key people: asked to devise a test to identify mentally subnormal children, published first useful test of general mental ability, which required abstr
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psy290 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: The Control Group, Operational Definition, Naturalistic Observation

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What are the five steps in scientific investigations? (page 46,48) Step three: collect the data: collect the data, use data collection techniques such
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psy290 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Walter Bradford Cannon, David Buss, Paul Ekman

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David buss: buss and schmitt found that college men indicate they would ideally like to have. Walter cannon: cannon theorized that stomach contractions
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psy290 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Drive Theory, Monosaccharide, Leptin

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Notes: motivational theories and concepts, motivation involves goal-directed behaviour, drive theories: Homeostasis a state of physiological equilibriu
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psy290 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Behaviorism, Sigmund Freud, Natural Selection

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psy290 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Intellectual Disability, Content Validity, Fluid And Crystallized Intelligence

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Achievement test: gauge a person"s mastery and knowledge of various subjects. Adoption studies: research with adopted children provides useful evidence
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psy290 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: James Olds, Positive Psychology, Sq3R

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Compare structuralism and functionalism, and discuss their impact on the development of psychology. (page 5-7) Structuralism: based on the task of psyc
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psy290 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Facial Feedback Hypothesis, Electrodermal Activity, Mental Scale

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Affective forecasting efforts to predict one"s emotional reactions to future events. Achievement motive the need to master difficult challenges, to out
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psy290 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Judith Rodin, Paraventricular Nucleus Of Hypothalamus, Blood Sugar

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Compare drive, incentive, and evolutionary approaches to understanding motivation. Motives are needs, wants, interests, and desires that propel people
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psy290 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Physiological Psychology, Ethnocentrism, Scientific Method

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Notes: comes from two greek words, psyche meaning soul, and logos meaning the study of a subject, psychology became a scientific discipline in the 1870
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