Lecture 2: Science and Research
recorded by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
published: Jan. 4, 2013, recorded: January 2011, views: 3328
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How do we study particular topics in psychology? How is scientific psychology different from "common sense" or "folk" psychology? This session examines the research methods necessary to develop and test ideas, and highlights how even widely-discussed scientific studies can fall short of the truth.
Keywords: scientific experiment, validity, correlation vs. causation, stimulus and response, experimenter bias, confirmation bias, common sense
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