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Studies Unconscious mental processes

Psychoanalysis

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Solely observable (quantifiable) behaviors

Behaviorism

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Positive potential

Humanistic

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Interaction between thought and behavior

Cognitive

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Biological analysis

Brain, genetics, neurochemistry

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Individual analysis

Individual differences in cognition, motor coordination

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Social analysis

How we interact with others, relationships, attitudes

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Cultural analysis

How society influences our behavior, norms, beliefs, taboo

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How brain/body enable emotions, memories, sensory expression

Neuroscience

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How natural selection of traits promoted survival of genes

Evolutionary

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How much genes/environment influence differences

Behavior genetics

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How behavior springs from unconscious drives/conflicts

Psychodynamic

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How we learn observable responses

Cognitive

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Way we interact within our environment

Social-cultural

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Basic research

Builds knowledge base

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Applied research

Tackles practical problems

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A helping profession

Involves counciling/clinical treatment

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Confounding variable

Variable that varies in conjunction with independent variable

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Random assignment

Each participant has equal chance of being in any group

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Between subjects design

Different people watching each movie

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Within subjects design

Same people in both
Fewer participants

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Blind design

Participant blind to conditions

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Double blind design

Experimenter and participant blind to condition

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Descriptive statistics

Mean, median, mode, variance, standard deviation

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Inferential statistics

Takes into account size of difference, number of participants, degree of variability

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Correlational study

Measures 2+ variables and examines relationship

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Directionality

Don't know which causes which

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3rd variable problem

3 variables involved in process

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Polygenic

Multiple genes define personality, Alzheimer's, etc

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Branch of biology that studies functions Anne parts of living organisms

Physiology