← Psych Test 1 Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Face Validity
- Survey Research
- Spacial Summation
- Clinical Subdiscipline
- Broca's Aphasia
- a combines graded potentials occurring simultaneously at different locations on the dendrites and cell body.
- b Interviews and questionnaires
Random sample: must be selected from pop. in an arbitrary way
Stratified Random Sample: specifies the percentage of people to be drawn from each population category.
Disadvantage: people may not respond to the questions truthfully.
- c whether or not the test appears, just by looking at it, as though it assesses what it purports to assess (researcher doesn't want face validity b/c participants may change responses; least important type of validity)
- d damage to the left frontal lobe impairs the ability to produce fluent speech, but they could still understand language
- e Examines the nature and treatment of psychological processes that cause emotional distress. (e.g., What causes depression?)
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- continuous can be placed on a continuum (e.g., intelligence or body weight)
categorical can take on fixed values (e.g., sex (male or female); had heart attack (y/n)).
- Determines the degree to which two variables are co-related. CORRELATION DOES NOT IMPLY CAUSATION!
- Examines people's enduring ways of responding in different kinds of situations and the ways individuals differ in how they tend to think, feel, and behave. (e.g., What are the underlying factors of personality?)
- the process of looking inward and reporting on one's conscious experience; people were trained to provide verbal reports of their own psychological processes
- Metaphor: iceberg (conscious/unconscious)
Method: case study (in-depth observation of behavior of a person)
Data: clinical observations of behaviors, thoughts and feelings
5 True/False Questions
Subcortal Forebrain → combines graded potentials occurring simultaneously at different locations on the dendrites and cell body.
Health Subdiscipline → Examines psychological factors involved in health and disease. (e.g., Are certain personality types less vulnerable to disease?)
Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Subdiscipline → Examines the behavior of people in organizations and attempts to help solve organizational problems. (e.g., what motivates workers to do their jobs efficiently?)
Variability → Type of evolutionary psychology; explores possible evolutionary and biological bases of human social behavior (natural selection operates on metal functions as well as physical functions).
Functionalism → and early school of thought in psychology influenced by Darwinian theory; argues that consciousness is functional (i.e., it serves a purpose), explained psychological processes in terms of their role or function of helping an individual adapt to the environment