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Psychology
Science of behavior and mental processes.
What teaches us the importance of asking good questions?
Case of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the fairies.
Bias
Beliefs that interfere with objectivity.
Law of Parsimony
Simple explanations are preferred to complex ones.
Placebo Effect
Positive effects associated with a person’s belief and attitude about the drug, even when there is no active ingredient.
Scientific Method
Scientific investigation where a person makes an observation, proposes a theory, makes an hypothesis, and tests the hypothesis.
Piage
Studied the cognative development in children.
Case Study
In depth analysis of one person.
Naturalistic Observation
Study of behavior in its natural setting with no attempt to alter it.
Freud
Used case studies, had a therapy office, patients with conversion disorders.
Assimilate
Categories that exist in the mind.
Accomodation
Alter the idea of what you know to fit new information.
Correlation Research
Research that investigates the relationship between 2 people.
Scatterplot
Graph that illustrates the relationship between 2 people.
Correlation Coefficient
Number between +1 and -1 that represents the degree and direction of relationship 2 variables.