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Unit 1 Psych Vocabulary

a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour
systematic approach to understanding the behavior of humans and other animals
theory of learning process and social behavior which proposes that new behaviors can be acquired by observing and imitating other
he theory that mental states can be sufficiently defined by their cause, their effect on other mental states, and their effect on behavior
group in an experiment or study that does not receive treatment by the researchers and is then used as a benchmark to measure how the other tested subjects do
a type of observational study that analyzes data from a population, or a representative subset, at a specific point in time—that is, cross-sectional data.
an approach to psychology that emphasizes empathy and stresses the good in human behavior
The doctrine that structure is more important than function
Random samples are used to avoid bias and other unwanted effects.
becoming more and more rapid.
not consistent or having a fixed pattern; liable to change.
a process or record of research in which detailed consideration is given to the development of a particular person, group, or situation over a period of time.
a harmless pill, medicine, or procedure prescribed more for the psychological benefit to the patient than for any physiological effect
personality and individual differences proposes that our personalities and individual differences have evolved
the way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially toward others
a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something
Image result for laboratory laboratory study (LA-bruh-tor-ee STUH-dee) Research done in a laboratory. A laboratory study may use special equipment and cells or animals to find out if a drug,
moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an activity.
prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair