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psychology is a ... science, measuring variables that do not seem to be measurable (e.g. attraction, anger)

creative

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operational definition: defining terms for particular

contexts

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survey is the ..., not ...

methodology; questionnaire

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frontal lobe controls most complex ... and ...

human thoughts; behaviors

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hind brain controls ... and ...

hearbeat; breathing

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midbrain (aka ...): controls ...; ... or ...; ...

reptilian brain; emotions; fight; flight; memory

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front brain/forebrain: inhibits

emotions

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inferential research is trying to predict through ... and ...

statistics; patterns

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interviews give more ..., but it takes more ...

in-depth information; time

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random sampling is necessary because people arrange themselves in

noncoincidental ways

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The closer a correlation is to 1, the ... the correlation

stronger

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perfect bell curve occurs when ..., ..., and ... are the same

mean; mode; median

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when mode, median, and mean differ, the curve gets ...
... will be mode
median is ... between ... and ...
mean is at the ... of the bell curve

skewed; highest point; midpoint; mean; mode; plateau point

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even though mean is the central tendency, it represents the ... bc .....

least amount of people; outliers inflate/decrease

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negative skew: tail of bell curve goes toward ... (...)

negative; left

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positive skew: tail of bell curve goes toward ... (...)

positive; right

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wilhelm wundt's contributions: ... and ... as important aspects of psych, godfather of psych, interested in ...

observations; experiments; perception

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central area for study of psych: ...

germany

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theorized that humans had no control over ...: ... impacted behavior, undermines notion of ...

behavior; environment; free will

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mammals are ... creatures--seeks attention, ... is significant--> idea that ... defines ... is one school of thought

bonding; attraction; attention; environment

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freud particularly interested in .., because he viewed it as the mechanism by which we sustain the species

sex

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we are driven by: ..., ..., ..., ..., ..., etc. contributes to importance of ... in society

water; heat; pleasure; food; sleep; money

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humanism argued that ... does exist: there are things that drive us towards particular goals: not necessarily for a ...

free will; practical pupose

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heat + overpopulation always leads to

aggression

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cognitive view of aggression: interpreting neutral signals as ...
social-cultural view: ...; ...
biological view: ...
psychodynamic: people raised in ...
evolutionary: ... behind aggression

threats; urban societies; poverty; testosterone; aggressive homes; defense mechanism

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people learn either through ... or ...

experience; hand-me-downs

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humans adapt ...

behaviorally

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behavior can change when things become ... --makes you want it more

inaccessible

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phrenology is a ... that was ..., but it did indicate the truth of localization of function

pseudoscience; disproved

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cell body holds

nucleus