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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Median
  2. Empirical Research
  3. Naturalistic observation
  4. Mode
  5. Definition of Psychology
  1. a the scientific study of behavior and mental processes
  2. b most frequently occurring value in data set (measure of central tendency)
  3. c observing and recording behavior
    weakness - lack of control
    strength - applications to real life behavior
  4. d research based on experience and observations
  5. e middle value in a rank-ordered data set (measure of central tendency)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. independent variable manipulated by experimenter; dependent changes based on independent
  2. german physiologist who founded psychology as a formal science
  3. functionalism; studied how humans use perception to function in our environment. Harvard. looked at stream of consciousness
  4. an integrated perspective that incorporates biological, psychological, and social-cultural levels of analysis
  5. exploring cause and effect - manipulate some factors while keeping others constant

5 True/False questions

  1. Correlationthe measure of a relationship between two variables or sets of data; stronger correlation = closer to 1.00 or -1.00
    Note - correlation doesn't assume causation!


  2. Pysche & Logos (Grk origin words)Curiosity, skepticism, and humility


  3. Sigmund Freudmost frequently occurring value in data set (measure of central tendency)


  4. Theorytool for explaining behavior


  5. Case studyexamining one individual in depth to extrapolate to all
    weakness - atypical individuals -> wrong conclusions
    strength - suggest directions for further study


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