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Lecture Notes for PSYC 107 - HNR-INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY with Schumacher at Texas A&M (A&M)

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Material Type:Study Guide
Professor:Schumacher
Class:PSYC 107 - HNR-INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY
Subject:PSYCHOLOGY
University:Texas A&M University
Term:Fall 2009
Keywords:
  • Third-Variable Correlation
  • Fixed Ratio Schedule (fr)
  • Frustration-Aggression Principle
  • Variable Ratio Schedule (vr)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (gad)
  • Hedonic Principle
  • Double Depression
  • Irritability
  • Conscientiousness
  • Kinesthetic
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CH-2 Methods of Psychology Normal Curve- normal distribution/bell curve- a frequency distribution in which most measurements are concentrated around the mean and fall off towards the tails, and the two sides of the distribution are symmetrical. Sample DistributionMean- the average of the measurements in a frequency Randomization- a procedure to ensure that a participant’s inclusion in the experimental or control group is not determined by a third variable Correlation- the “co-relationship” or pattern of covariation between two variables, each of which has been measured several times Correlation coefficient (r)- measures the direction and strength of a correlation. r=1 perfect positive correlation; r=-1 perfect negative correlation; r=0 uncorrelated/no relation Hypothesis- a specific and testable prediction that is usually derived from a theory Reliability- the tendency for a measure to produce the same result whenever it is used to measure the same thing CH-3 Neuroscience and Behavior Limbic System- mot...

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