Miscellaneous Quiz / Can you name the psych terms? Chapter 1-3

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Perspective that incorporates biological, psychological, and sociocultural levels of analysis
Principle that those traits contributing to reproduction and survival will most likely be passed on to the succeeding generations
Controversy over the relative contributions that genes and experience make to a person's psychological development
The scientific study of behavior and mental processes
School of psych that focused on how mental and behavioral processes function (William James)
Branch of medicine dealing with psychological disorders
Pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base
Statement of the procedures used to define research variables
The tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one would have foreseen it (I knew it all along phenomenon)
Scientific study that aims to solve practical problems
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Perspective that emphasized the growth potential of healthy people (Carl Rogers)
Early school of psych that used introspection to explore the elemental structure of the human mind (Edward Bradford Titchener)
Branch of psychology that studies, assesses, and treats people with psychological disorders
Both the research participants and research staff are ignorant about whether or not the participants received a placebo
Experimental results caused by expectations alone
Assigning participants to experimental and control conditions by chance, this minimizing preexisting differences between the groups
A computed measure of how much scores vary around the mean score
An experimental procedure that fairly represents a population because each member has an equal chance of inclusion
The tendency to overestimate the extent to which others share our beliefs and behaviors
An observation technique in which one person is studied in depth on hope of revealing universal principles

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