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Psyc ch 6: Threats to internal validity

extraneous variables and confounding variables; A HERMIT
STUDY
PLAY
Assignment Bias
failure of random assignment
History
an outside event influences Ps' scores in one condition more so than another
Environmental variables
environments differ from one treatment condition to another
regression (to the mean)
extreme scores at one point in time tend to be less extreme at next measurement
maturation
Ps grow or change over course of study
Instrumentation
changes in measuring over time affect results
Testing effects (Order effects)
practice, fatigue