Define Psychology.

 

 

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Objectives 1

 

After viewing the television program and completing the assigned readings, you should be able to:

 

1. Define Psychology.

2. Distinguish between the micro, molecular, and macro levels of analysis.

3. Describe the major goals of psychology.

4. Describe what psychologists do and give some examples of the kinds of questions they may be interested in investigating.

5. Summarize the history of the major theoretical approaches to psychology.

6. Describe seven current psychological perspectives.

7. Describe how the concerns of psychologists have evolved with the larger culture.

 

 

Objectives 2

After viewing the television program and completing the assigned readings, you should be able to:

 

1. Explain the concept of observer bias and cite some techniques experimenters use to eliminate personal bias.

2. Define placebo effect and explain how it might be avoided.

3. Define reliability and validity and explain the difference between them.

4. Describe various psychological measurement techniques, such as self report, behavioral, and physiological measures.

5. Define correlational methods and explain why it does not establish a cause-and-effect relationship.

6. Summarize the American Psychological Association’s ethical guidelines for the treatment of humans and animals in psychological experiments, and explain why they are necessary.

7. Discuss some ways to be a wiser consumer of research.

8. Describe how a hypothesis leads to a particular experimental design.

 

9. Discuss how job burnout develops, how it can be studied, and how psychologists can intervene to prevent or combat it.

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