PSYB01H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Autonomic Nervous System, Theoretical Definition, Google Scholar

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Relationship between independent variable and dependent variable internal state. Conceptual definition = provides the meaning of an abstract term. Operational definition (from conceptual definition, how concept coded, measured, or quantified) Causality requires three kinds of evidence (cook & campbell, 1979): temporal precedence (cause precedes effect, covariation of cause and effect (cause present, effect occur/ cause is absent, effect not occur, alternative explanations (no confounding) Logic of experimentation (eliminate all other possible causes , subtraction) Basic and applied research: basic research (addresses questions about the nature of abstract natural processes and ideas, applied research (addresses questions that are thought to be of immediate relevance in solving practical problems) Serendipity effect open mind increase the chance of accidentally discovering something fortunate (unplanned) James-lange theory (physiological change experience of emotional change) Emotions come first, followed by bodily change. Embodiment theory of emotion (bodily state and their associated emotion)

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