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Experimental Psychology Test 1
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Psychology is a discipline within the ____ field of science.
According to your text, the best way to learn about research methods is to:
Wilhelm Wundt was influential because he:
founded the first psy. research lab
The phenonmenon of people working harder individually than they do in a group is called:
What is an operational definition and what does it tell the researcher?
Procedures/Operations used to determine a variable or establish a condition.
Morris believes that as age increases, short-term memory span decreases. Which research approach should Morris use to test his hypothesis?
If a researcher obtains data from 53 studies on the effectiveness of behavior analysis for children with autism, what type of study is he conducting?
What are the seven steps of the research process and which is the most important?
1. The idea
2. The design - most important
3. Ethical issues
5. Data collection and analysis
7. Presentation of research
Know the details of the Stanford Prison Experiment.
-50/50 chance to be a prisoner or officer
-Kept in fake cells
-Officers got to do/abuse however they decided
What is a debriefing and what is its use?
Explaining to participants nature, results, and conclusions
Attention to ethical conduct in research came about in earnest after the end of:
Nuremberg Trials after WWII
What is an Institutional Review Board?
Experts across numerous fields that review research proposals (BMC Research Committee)
What is confidentiality and what are its limits?
-Making sure all exp. data is kept between group members (not public)
-Deterimental health risks, abuse, or violence
What are the advantages for a literature search?
-Answer already known
-Improve own research
-Connect with others
-History of topics
-Replicating previous work
-Reaping the benefits
What are the components of the Method Section of a prospectus?
Participants, Materials, and Procedures
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