Chapter 1 Outline
the study of the mind
the understanding of behavior and mental processes of individuals
psychologists who study basic psychological processes
Teachers of psychology
psychologists who teaches psychology
psychologists who take the data gathered by experimental psychologists to solve human issues
ex: sports psychologists, engineering psychologists, clinical psychologists, and rehabilitation psychologists
medical treatment to help mental disorders
an unsupported psychological belief
Critical Thinking Skills
Find the source.
Is what you are looking for reasonable or extreme?
What evidence is there?
Could bias of something effect the conclusion?
Is there more than one possibility?
Judgements based on feelings rather than the evidence given
Using the evidence already given to make a decision without exploring more evidence to come
a five-step process for a hypothesis to be tested with experiments that provide controlled conditions
Create a hypothesis
Conduct a controlled test
Analyze the information gather
Replicate the results and conclude
research that uses sensory experience and observations as data is gathered by the observer
something testable for explantation with observations or true facts
a statement that can be proven or disproven with the scientific method
the participants in an experiment who are exposed to the treatment
the participants in an experiment who are not exposed to the treatmeant, but to compare and contrast from the experimental group later
the thing that is being changed during an experiment independently
a process used to assign...