Psychology 2035A/B Chapter Notes -Empiricism, Overlearning, Narcissism

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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. Dependant variable: variable that is thought to be affected by changes in the independent variable. Empiricism: the premise that knowledge should be acquired thourhg observation. Experiment: research method involving changes to an independent variable to see changes in dependant variable. Experimental group: subjects in experiment who receive changes in independent variable.

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