Psych 1 Module 1.1 Notes

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 1
Professor
Dr.Gade
Semester
Fall

Description
thPsychology 1 August 26 2014Module 11 Psychologists GoalsMajor Questions for this Module1What is psychology2What philosophical questions motivate psychologists3What do various kinds of psychologists do Psychology is the systematic study of behavior and experienceGeneral Points About PsychologyIt DependsPsychology doesnt apply the same to all people all the timeDepends on culture past experience time of day etcThere are lots of subtle influences that most people overlookeg red text on a test will negatively affect average test performance because of students negative associations with red inkAccurate Measurement is KeyNew discoveries and ideas depend on good measurementsConfidence in the Conclusions Depends on the Strength of the ResearchIt is important to distinguish between opinions based on conclusive evidence and those based on lessMajor Philosophical Issues In PsychologyFree Will vs DeterminismScientists assume determinism the idea that every event has a cause or determinant that one could observe or me
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