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PERSON IN PSYCOLOGICAL CONTEXT

Dr. Bobb

- Sweet, very qualified, interested in language aquistition

Course

- Empathy very needed


- Human interaction very needed in jobs those who can build relationships, brainstorm,
collaborate, and lead Humans are Underrated
- Research can have extremely powerful social impact (i.e. desegregation, bilingualism)
- Do the reading; make connections outside of class -key points
- Attendance gauged by in class journaling cant really make up for a missed class (one miss)
- Extra Credit up to four points in final grade
o Research (no show = a point off)
o Upload turn in sheet to blackboard

Biases

- Even when you are aware of them, you may or may not be able to combat them

Homework

- Friday: read 12-20; bias homework under Course Content


- Quiz Friday on 4 biases
- Read in enough detail that you can come up with a definition
- Quiz on syllabus and biases

9/1/17 -PERCY JULIAN, PHYSOSTIGMINE, & THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD

-when we quiz ourselves, we retain more knowledge(correcting is better than always right)
Scientific Method
- Observation
- Hypothesis
o Testable
o Can be falsified
o Research supports (does not prove)
- Experimentation
- Analysis
- Conclusions/Implications
- Replication (first thing you want to do with someone elses work)

Percy Julian
- Complete assembly from available substances
- Upstart brilliant proved 9 paper guy wrong (w/2)
- Process of research
- Steps in scientific method, but the steps are much more fluid
o Redesigning, recording lab report to journal
- Occams Razor
o Idea that simplest solution is the best
- Theory
o Multiple ways
- Research Psych v Chem
o w/people/living beings/model computers
o Consent protecting human rights benefit of study outweighs risk need to know
where to go if things go wrong
o Types
Experimental
Manipulating
o Dependent variable
o Independent variable
Involves large group of people
o i.e. clinical
Correlational
(doesnt imply causation i.e. floss)
Descriptive
Observational
Case study
o Typically one person over a period of time
Self-Reports
To be better consumers, understand the process