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24 Cards in this Set

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clinical work
deal directly with clients for purporses of therapuetic guidance
independent variable
researcher changes the variable
seeks an understanding in terms of psychological social and biological factors that contribute to behavior
behavioral genetics
trying to see if the genes influenced the behavior
naturalistic observation
going outside the lab and into community to observe behavior of people in their normal activities
biological psychology
understand behavior by studying the anatomy and physiology
case study
psychologist conducts intensive investigation of a single person to find conclusions about their behavior
forms of psychological treatment
relation between obervable behavior and enviromental events
method of investigation in which researcher has people answer ?'s
dependent variable
researcher measure
causal inferences
conjectures about cause and effect relationships regarding behavior that seek to explain what causes a person to behave in a certain way
psychodynamic theory
conflicting mental processes as well as the importance of early childhood experiences
research ethics
deception, physical or psychological pain, animal research, confidentiality
correlational methods
assess the degree of relationship between two or more variables
experimental methods
research designs investigating cause and effect relationships by controlling variables and noting effects on other variables
procedure used to measure an attribute of one or more people at a time
negative correlation
-1, increases in value of one attribute are associated with decreases in value of another attribute
correltional design
researchers observe the degree of association between two or more attributes that occur naturally
first analyze how people think....started in the sixties
humanistic psychology
emphasizes free will and conscious experience in personal development instead of un.
quasi experimental design
participants not randomly assigned to groups so the design is not a controlled experimental design
critical thinking
conscious direction of mental processes toward representing and processing info
operational definition
specify how to test or measure the particular variable