PSYCH 2C03 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Krypto, Condom, Random Assignment
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Social Psychology 2C03 – Midterm 1 Textbook Notes –
•Fundamentally, many social problems can be studied scientifically.
•Don’t always assume, because it rings true with common sense.
•Hindsight Bias – the tendency for people to exaggerate how much they could have
predicted the outcome after knowing it has occurred.
•Roeses & Olson 1996
•University of Western Ontario
•Read a story of based on WWI
Outcome one – the village gets destroyed
Outcome two – the village is saved
•Results – both outcome groups said that “The ending was soooo obvious!”
•Three Methods of Research
• Observational (Description)
•Theory – an organized set of principles that can be used to explain an observed
•Hypothesis – a testable statement or idea about the relationship between two or more
•Many studies stem from a researcher’s dissatisfaction with existing theories and
•Operational Definition – the precise specification of how variables are measured and/or
•Pepler & Craig
•Power Imbalance Operationalization – discrepancy in height and wright between
the children involved.
•Bullying measured between kids in school