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Research Terms

Replication repeating the essence of a research study
Hindsight Bias The tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one would have foreseen it
Theory - An explanation using an integrated set of principles that organizes and predicts observations
Hypothesis A testable prediction, often implied by a theory
Psychiatry A branch of medicine dealing with psychological disorders
Applied Research Scientific study that aims to solve practical problems
Clinical Psychology A branch of psychology that studies, assesses, and treats people with psychological disorders
Basic Research Pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base (academic)
Psychology The science of behavior and mental processes
Nature vs. Nurture The longstanding controversy over he relative contributions of genes and experience to the development of psychological traits and behaviors
Created by: manlyclark