AP Psych

  1. 3 Types of studies
    • Descriptive (Case studies, surveys, observational studies)
    • Correlational (correlation, scatterplots)
    • Expreimentation (experiments)
  2. Overconfidence
    • where we think we know more than we do
    • experience leading you to your own conclusions, possibly allowing contradicting statements to be "true"
  3. the Hawthorn effect/ Participant bias
    just by virtue of knowing that you are in an experiment, you will act differently under the conditions of the experiment rather than you would behave normally.
  4. Longitudinal Studies
    • progressively re testing the same group in increments
    • really accurate
    • expensive
    • lose participants
    • takes forevah!
  5. Cross-sectional studies
    • look at separate groups in different age categories all at once with the same IV
    • quick, but has A LOT of confounding variables
  6. Cohort-Sequential study
    • a research method in which a cross section o the population is chosen and then each cohort or group is followed for a short period of time.
    • less time
    • less bias
    • more accurate than cross-sectional
  7. Ethics for animals
    • clean housing
    • adequate vents
    • apropriate food
    • well-cared for
  8. Ethics for humans
    • 1 informed consent
    • 2 right to be protected from harm and discomfort
    • 3 the right to confidentiality
    • 4 the right to debriefing
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