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Program 2: Understanding Research
History of Psychology
Research Methods
The Human Brain
Human Development
Therapeutic Approaches
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Key Terms for Program 2: Understanding Research

Autonomic Arousal: The involuntary change in bodily activities that relates to the peripheral nervous system, such as a person's heart rate or sweating, in response to physical or psychological stimuli.

Double-Blind Procedure: An experimental technique used to determine the effect of a treatment or stimulus, while eliminating biased expectations. The process consists of all parties unaware of which participants are the subjects and which are the controls in an experiment.

Job Burnout: The deterioration of one's job performance due to factors such as stress and lack of support.

Placebo Effect: The clinical response to a treatment that occurs independent of its physiological effect. In medicine, a placebo is a substance that has no direct pharmacological effect, such as a sugar pill.

Psychometric Research: Studies in the field of psychology that specialize in mental testing and developing standardized methods for collecting data and assessing psychological phenomena.

Scientific Method: A framework of approaches and procedures for forming a hypothesis and gathering and interpreting objective information through experimentation. Seeks to minimize sources of bias and to yield dependable, and independently testable, information.



 


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