American psychologist of behaviorism developed operant condition. Emphasis on environment and ovserved behavior
American philosopher and psychologist who found psychology in the United States. Known for functionalism.
American psychologist who established first research lab and American Psychological Association.
The purposely manipulated factor thought to produce change. Also called Treatment of interest.
school of psychology and theoretical viewpoint with emphasis of each persons unique potential for growth and self-direction.
Early school of psychology emphasis on purpose or function of behaviors and mental experience.
Experimental method of investigation that demonstrates cause and effect relationship by manipulating one factor to produce change to another factor
The group in the experiment that is exposed to all conditions including the independent variable.
Changes in a subject's behavior based on the belief that change should happen (placebo effect)
Application of principles of evolution including natural selection to explain psychological processes
A belief that one's culture or ethnic group is superior to all and related tendency to use that as a standard to judge all other cultures.
Technique where neither the participant or researcher know the conditions that have been assigned to the participants
descriptive research methods
Method of observing behavior in order to describe the relationship among behavior and events.
The factor that is observed and measured for change in the experiment; thought to be influenced by the independent variable
In research study the clues or signals expressed by the researcher that communicates the type of response that is expected of participant.
The attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviors shared by a group of people and passed from generation to generation
Branch of psychology that studies effects of culture on behavior and mental processes
Active process of trying to minimize influence of biases while rationally evaluating evidence.
Research strategy that allows precise calculation how strongly two factors are related to each other.
Numerical indication of the magnitude and dirction of the relationship; correlation between two variables.
The group that is exposed to all conditions EXCEPT the independent variable.
Social school of psychology and viewpoints with emphasis on observable behaviors especially as they pertain to learning.
Tentative explanation that tries to integrate and account for the relationship of various findings and observations
A questionnaire or interview designe to investigate the opinons, behaviors, or characteristics of a particular group.
A set of assumptions, attitudes, and procedurs that guide researchers in creating questions to investigate, generate evidence and draw conclusions.
A mathematical indication that research was not likely to happen by chance.
A selected segment of the poplulation used to represent a group being studied; subset of a population
rule of falsifiabilty
In order for a claim to be scientifically tested and proved true there must be evidence that could prove the claim false.
A selected segment that closely parallels the larger population being studies on relevant characteristics
To repeat or duplicate a scientific study in order to increase validity of the original findings
Process of assigning participants to the conditions so all have an equal chance of being assigned to any conditions in the study.
Process in which subject are selected randomly from a larger group and every group member has a equal chance of being included.
Psychotherapy originated by Freud that uses free association, dream interpretation, etc are used to explore repressed impulses or conflicts.
Two factors vary systematically in the same direction; increase and decrease in size together.
Alleged abilities or events that fall outside the range of normal experiences and established scientific explanations
A finding that two factors are systematically in opposite directions one increases and the other decreases.
The systematic observation and recording of behaviors as they are occurring in a natural setting.
A statistical technique that involves combining and analyzing the results of many research studies on a specific topic in order to identify overall trends.