Studylist 1 - Do you know and understand:
(from Chapter 1 and lecture)
Introduction to the Field of Psychology and Career Paths

definition of psychology?

the main perspectives and kinds of research questions asked in each of the 7 major perspectives of psychology (Table 1.1)?

the characteristics of the  biopsychosocial model or approach to understanding behavior?

academic pathways to pursuing a career in or related to psychology
    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
    doctoral degrees (Ph.D., Psy.D, Ed.D.)
the focus of the 19 best known areas of specialization in psychology (Table 1.4)
the differences between a clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst? 
the 4 main goals of psychology
    Note: As we talk about perspectives, goals and theories we'll use autism as an example, so please read about autism on 325-327 and should know:
the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder, autistic savants, & the different kinds of research being done on autism? 

Research Methods in Psychology

the steps of the scientific method  used by psychology and other sciences (Step by Step Diagram 1.1) including the following
    testable hypothesis
    operational definitions
    statistical analysis of data
    theory development or theory revision

the difference between basic and applied research

research methods used to pursue the goals of psych (Table 1.5)

descriptive research methods and the pros and cons of each
    naturalistic observation
    case study
    archival research

correlational research
    what is a correlation
    what is a correlation coefficient
    the difference between a positive correlation and a negative correlation
    the difference between a strong correlation and a weak correlation
    the "third variable" problem
    illusory correlations
    the limitations of correlational data

the basics of the experimental method of research (Step by step diagram 1.2)
    testable hypothesis
    independent variable
    dependent variable
     operational definitions of the IV and DV
    random assignment of participants to groups
    experimental condition or group
    control condition or group
    careful control of data collection methods
    statistically significant differences between groups
 Could you identify these components in an example of an experiment?
 possible problems in experiments
    sample bias
    confounding variables
    experimenter bias
    participant bias
ways to avoid problems
    random samples
    using single blind or double blind studies to avoid bias
        placebo effect
good treatment of participants
    ethical guidelines for human research
    Institutional Review Boards
    informed consent
    deception in research; debriefing