The Scientific Method and Psychology Quiz

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Which of the following is NOT a method for collecting behavioral data?

Asking individuals about their behavior

What is the purpose of scientific predictions?

To anticipate future behavior

What is the difference between causal predictions and descriptive predictions?

Causal predictions explain why behavior happens, while descriptive predictions describe what happened

What are the two types of factors that influence behavior according to the text?

Internal factors and external factors

What does control mean in the context of behavior?

Making behavior happen

Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a way to control behavior?

Social media influence

What is the purpose of explaining behavior according to the text?

To understand the basis of people's behavior

What are the two levels of analysis mentioned for collecting behavioral data?

Objective observation and subjective observation

What is the main characteristic of behavioral data?

They must be objective observations

Which of the following best describes the scientific method in psychology?

A set of procedures used for gathering and interpreting objective information in a way that minimizes errors and yields dependable generalizations

What is the definition of psychology?

The study of the behavior of individuals and their mental processes

What is behavior in psychology?

The observable actions by which an organism adjusts to its environment

What are the goals of psychology?

Describing what happens

Does psychology diagnoses the same disease in all countries?

No, psychology diagnoses different diseases in different countries

What is the scientific method?

A set of procedures used for gathering and interpreting objective information in a way that minimizes errors and yields dependable generalizations

What is conditioning in psychology?

Smoking is a conditioning thing like you can smoke when you feel stressed to comfort you

What is the definition of behavior in psychology?

The observable actions by which an organism adjusts to its environment

According to the text, what is the definition of the scientific method in psychology?

A set of procedures used for gathering and interpreting objective information in a way that minimizes error and yields dependable generalizations

According to the text, what is the definition of behavior in psychology?

The observable actions by which an organism adjusts to its environment

According to the text, what is the purpose of scientific predictions?

To make future observations or testable statements about behavior

According to the text, what are the goals of psychology?

To explain behavior

According to the text, what is the main characteristic of behavioral data?

Objective

According to the text, what is conditioning in psychology?

Smoking is conditioning

According to the text, what does control mean in the context of behavior?

To manipulate or regulate variables to observe their effects on behavior

According to the text, does psychology diagnose the same disease in all countries?

No

Which of the following best describes behavioral data?

Reports of observations about behavior and conditions under which they occur

What is the main purpose of scientific predictions in psychology?

To understand how people think and act

What are the two types of predictions mentioned in the text?

Causal predictions and descriptive predictions

What are the two factors that influence behavior according to the text?

Internal factors and external factors

What is the main purpose of explaining behavior according to the text?

To understand the bases of people's behavior

What does control mean in the context of behavior?

Making behavior happen or not happen

What is the definition of psychology according to the text?

The scientific study of behavior and mental processes

What are the two levels of analysis mentioned for collecting behavioral data?

Objective observation and subjective observation

What are the types of data that can be collected for studying behavior?

Data from Instagram and data from experiments

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