SC PSYC 101 - Exam 1 Study Guide (10 pages)

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Exam 1 Study Guide


An overview of lectures one through eight.

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University Of South Carolina-Columbia
Psyc 101 - Intro to Psychology
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PSYC 101 Levens Exam 1 Study Guide Lectures 1 8 Lecture 1 August 25 History of Psychology the Various Applied Psychology Subfields What does each field study Clinical Psychologist studies assess and treats people with psychological disorders requiring a PhD Psychiatry A branch of medicine dealing with psychological disorders not talk therapy focus on patient s medical history side effects etc requiring Medical School Educational Psychologist how people learn achievement tests class environment education of mentally disabled Counseling Psychology deals with deviant behavior and relationships family marriage career counseling requiring a 2 3 year program Industrial Organizational IO training and motivation of workers job satisfaction and good work relations ex Cereal box design images of children cartoons on the boxes are typically looking down towards children s eyes Lecture 2 August 27 What is the scientific method Scientific Method begins with a theory an explanation that organizes and predicts observations Then psychologists develop a hypothesis a specific testable experimental prediction Operational definitions must define the procedures used in research Then replication of the study must occur to see if the original findings generalize to other participants and situations Psychology is a science Example Theory Students who sit in the front of the classroom do well in the course Hypothesis Students who sit in the first four rows of the classroom will receive a final course grade of a B or higher Operational Definitions The front of the classroom is defined by the first four rows well in the course is defined as a final grade of a B or higher What are the various descriptive studies What are their limitations Case Study one a few individuals are studied in depth in the hope of revealing universal principles ex psychologists study person s medical history developmental milestones social interactions etc Limitations Any individual may be atypical therefore it is

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