study of the nervous system
the study of the evolution of behavior and the mind, using principles of natural selection
the study of the relative power and limits of genetic and environmental influences on behavior
hatred towards your parents
turned away from conscience
study of brain activity, thinking/mental
the perspective of psychological science that deals with how behavior and thinking vary across situations and cultures
study, assess, diagnose, and treat people with mental illness.
work with people with problems in living
work toward the prevention and treatment of illness
facilitate the intellectual, social, and emotional development of children in the school setting
concerned with application of psychology to the legal field
study the performance and motivation of athletes
industrial and organizational
study the psychology of the workplace
study how peoples' thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by others.
A medical doctor who treats physical causes/symptoms of psychological disorders
explanation that integrates principles and organizes and predicts behavior or events.
testable prediction, often prompted by a theory, to enable us to accept, reject, or revise the theory.
a technique in which a subject is observed in their natural environment
a technique in which one person is studied depth
a technique for ascertaining the self-reported attitudes, opinions or behaviors of people
when one trait or behavior accompanies another, we say the two correlate
a statement of the procedures used to define research variables
all the cases in a group, from which samples may be drawn for a study
assigning research participants to experimental and control conditions by chance, thus minimizing preexisting differences between those assigned to the different groups
the group in an experiment that is exposed to the treatment, that is, to one version of the independent variable
the group in an experiment that contrasts with the experimental group and serves as a comparison for evaluating the effect of the treatment
effect experimental results caused by expectations alone; any effect on behavior caused by the administration of an inert substance or condition , which is assumed to be an active agent
A testing procedure in which the administrators do not tell the subjects if they are being given a test treatment or a control treatment in order to avoid bias in the results.
an experimental procedure in which both the research participants and the research staff are ignorant about whether the research participants have received the treatment or a placebo. commonly used in drug-evaluation studies
the experimental factor that is manipulated; the variable whose effect is being studied
the outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable