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psycholog ch 1 and 2


#1 physiological (Ch1 L1) having to do with an organism’s physical processes
#2 cognitive (Ch1 L1) having to do with an organism’s thinking and understanding
#3 psychology (Ch1 L1) the scientific study of behavior that is tested through scientific research
#4 hypothesis (Ch1 L1) an assumption or prediction about behavior that is tested through scientific research
#5 theory (Ch1 L1) a set of assumptions used to explain phenomena and offered for scientific study
#6 basic science (Ch1 L1) the pursuit of knowledge about natural phenomena for its own sake
#7 applied science (Ch1 L1) discovering ways to use scientific findings to accomplish practical goals
#8 empirical (Ch1 L1) based on observation or experiment
#9 structuralist (Ch1 L1) a psychologist who studies the basic elements that make up conscious mental experiences
#10 functionalist (Ch1 L2) a psychologist who studies the function (rather than the structure) of consciousness
#11 psychoanalyst (Ch1 L2) psychologist who studies how unconscious motives and conflicts determine human behavior, feelings, and thoughts
#12 behaviorist (Ch1 L2) a psychologist who analyzes how organisms learn or modify their behavior based on their response to events in the environment
#13 humanist (Ch1 L2) a psychologist who believes that each person has freedom in directing his or her future and achieving personal growth
#14 cognitivist (Ch1 L2) a psychologist who studies how we process, store, retrieve, and use information and how thought processes influence our behavior
#15 psychobiologist (Ch1 L2) a psychologist who studies how physical and chemical changes in our bodies influence our behavior
# 16 psychologist (Ch1 L3) a scientist who studies the mind a nd behavior of humans and animals
#17 psychiatry (Ch1 L3) a branch of medicine that deals with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders
#18 naturalistic observation ( Ch2 L1) research method in which the psychologist observes the subject in a natural setting without interfering
#19 case study (Ch2 L1) research method that involves an intensive investigation of one or more participants
#20 longitudinal study (Ch2 L1) research method in which data are collected about a group of participants over a number of years to assess how certain characteristics change or remain the same during development
#21 cross-sectional study (Ch2 L1) research method in which data are collected from groups of participants of different ages and compared so that conclusions can be drawn about differences due to age
#22 correlation (Ch2 L1) the measure of a relationship between two variables or sets of data
#23 variable (Ch2 L1) any factor that is capable of change
#24 experimental group (Ch2 L1) the group to which an independent variable is applied
#25 control group (Ch2 L1) the group that is treated in the same way as the experimental group except that the experimental treatment (the independent variable) is not applied
#26 self-fulfilling prophecy (Ch2 L2) a situation in which a researcher’s expectations influence that person’s own behavior, and thereby influence the participant’s behavior
#27 single-blind experiment (Ch2 L2) a situation in which a researcher’s expectations influence that person’s own behavior, and thereby influence the participant’s behavior
#28 double-blind experiment (Ch2 L2) an experiment in which neither the experimenter nor the participants know which participants received which treatment
#29 placebo effect (Ch2 L2) a change in a participant’s illness or behavior that results from a belief that the treatment will have an effect rather than from the actual treatment
#30 descriptive statistics (Ch2 L3) the listing and summarizing of data in a practical, efficient way
#31 frequency distribution (Ch2 L3) an arrangement of data that indicates how often a particular score or observation occurs
#32 normal curve (Ch2 L3) a graph of frequency distribution shaped like a symmetrical, bell-shaped curve; a graph of normally distributed data
#33 central tendency (Ch2 L3) a number that describes something about the “average” score of a distribution variance
#34 standard deviation (Ch2 L3) a measure of variability that describes an average distance of every score from the mean
#35 variance (Ch2 L3) a measure of variability that is the mean of the squares of the deviations from the mean of the set of data
#36 correlation coefficient (Ch2 L3) describes the direction and strength of the relationship between two sets of variables
#37 inferential statistics (Ch2 L3) numerical methods used to determine whether research data support a hypothesis or whether results were due to chance
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