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Chapter 1 objectives

AP Psychology

describe hindsight bias and explain how it can make research findings seem like mere common sense
describe how overconfidence contaminates our everyday judgements
explain how the scientific attitude encourages critical thinking
identify an advantage and a disadvantage of using case studies to study behavior
identify the advantages and disadvantages of using surveys to study behavior and mental behavior
explain the importance of wording effects and sampling
identify an advantage and a disadvantage of using naturalistic observation to study behavior
describe positive and negative correlations, and explain how correlational measures can aid the process of prediction
explain why correlational research fails to provide evidence of cause-effect relationships
describe how people form illusory correlations
explain the human tendency to perceive order in random sequences
explain how experiments help researchers isolate cause and effect
explain why the double- blind procedure and random assignment build confidence in research findings
explain the difference between an independent and dependent variable
explain the importance of statistical principles, and give an example of their use in everyday life.
explain how bar graphs can misrepresent data
describe the 3 measures of tendency, and tell which is most affected by extreme scores
describe two measures of variation
explain how psychologists decide whether statistical differences are meaningful
discuss the extent to which psychological research can be generalized across cultures and genders
discuss the ethics of experimentation with both animals and humans
describe how personal values can influence psychologists research and its application
discuss physchology's potential to manipulate people
Created by: Karigarcia
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