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science of behavior and mental process
correlational research
to detect naturally occurring relationships,assess how well one variable predicts another
correlational coefficient
statistical measure of the extent to which 2 factors vary together and how well either factor predicts the other
experimental research
to explore cause and effect
independant variable
the experimental factor that is manipulated;the variable whose effect is being studied
dependant variable
the experimental factor-in psych-the behavior or mental process that is being measured the variable that may change
behavioral perspective
how we learn behavioral responses
cognitive perspective
how we encode,process,store and retrieve information
social-cultural perspective
how behavior and thinking vary across situations and cultures