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Psyc 295 - Res Analysis in Psychology
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PSYCH 295 2nd Edition Exam 1 Study Guide Lectures 1 6 Lecture 1 August 26 Research methods Describe what it takes to be a Psychologists p 3 They are empiricists they come to conclusions based on systematic observations They base their conclusions off of experiments not emotion The meaning of anything is ambiguous Rationalism vs Empirical Theory Empirical Theory we have no other source of knowledge in S or for the concepts we use in S other than sensory experience notes Empirical Theory book definition the approach of collecting data and using it to develop support or reject a theory It involves using our senses as the basis for our conclusions Rationalism some propositions in a particular subject area S are knowledgeable by us by intuition alone Define Innate Knowledge Theory and Innate Concept Theory Innate Knowledge Theory we have some knowledge of some truth from birth Innate Concept Theory from a rational nature Define psychology What are the two parts Psychology the study of mind and behavior knowledge a science of mental life both as a phenomena and their conditions William James a specific type of knowledge derived from the scientific method Two parts of psychology 1 Methods hypothesis model testing 2 Knowledge derived from these methods What are some psychology challenges Hidden variables stimulus independent variable intervening variables response Dependent variable you cannot measure everything some variables are things such as emotion or knowledge Define emergent property Who stated emergent property Give an example Emergent property Gustalt sum of the greater than the sum of its parts If you crush a car you lose the properties of driving status Define monism reductionist and dualism Which is science based and which is philosophical based Monism mental properties can be reduced to physical substance science based Brain mind Dualism mental properties that are at least partially non physical philosophical based Brain mind Reductionist an explination of

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