PSYC 1F90 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Observer-Expectancy Effect, Random Assignment, Behaviorism

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Psychology = scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. Goals of psychology: description, explanation - ask why? (if you want to know causes you need to use an experiment) Theory = general principle/set of principles that explains how a # of separate facts are related to one another: prediction - specify the conditions under which a behaviour is likely to occur. * correlation is not causation: control - apply a principle or change a condition to prevent unwanted occurrences or to bring about a desired outcomes (e. g. , therapies, memory techniques) Basic research: purpose is to seek new knowledge and to explore and advance general scientific understanding; seek to accomplish goals 1-3. Applied research: purpose is to solve practical problems and improve quality of life; goal #4 (the so what ) Descriptive research methods (only describe, no cause effect, no answering why ) (a) naturalistic observation observe and record behaviour in its natural setting.

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