Chp. 1 Key Terms
Adjustment: psychological processes which people manage or cope with the demands
and challenges of everyday life.
Affective Forecasting: efforts to predict one’s emotional reactions to future events.
Behaviour: an observable response or activity by an organism
Case Study: an in depth investifation of an individual subject.
Clinical Psychology: concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of psychological
problems and disorders.
Control Group: subjects in experiment who do not receive the special treatment given to
the experimental group.
Correlation: extent to which two variables are related to each other.
Correlation Coefficient: the degree of the relationship between two variables (between
-1 and +1)
Dependant Variable: variable that is thought to be affected by changes in the
Empiricism: the premise that knowledge should be acquired thourhg observation.
Experiment: research method involving changes to an independent vari