Ch 2 Abnorms

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Ch 2 Abnorms
2014-02-02 14:24:59
Abnormal Psychology

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  1. a general understanding of the nature, causes, and treatments of abnormal psychology functioning in the form of laws or principals
    nomothetic understanding
  2. the process of systematically gathering and evaluating information through careful observations to gain an understanding of a phenomenon
    scientific understanding
  3. hunch or prediction that certain variables are related in certain ways
  4. detailed account of a persons life and psychological problems
    case study
  5. the accuracy with which a study can pinpoint on of various possible factors as the cause of a phenomenon
    internal validity
  6. the degree to which the results of a study may be generalized beyond that study
    external validity
  7. the degree to which events or characteristics vary along with each other
  8. a research procedure used to determine how much events or characteristics vary along with each other
    correlational method
  9. a study that measures the incidence and prevalence of a disorder in a given population
    epidemiological study
  10. the number of new cases of a disorder occurring in a population over a specific period of time
  11. a study that observes the same participants on many occasions over a long period of time
  12. a research procedure in which a variable is manipulated and the effect of the manipulation is observed
  13. the variable in an experiment that is manipulated to determine whether it has an effect on another variable
    independent variable
  14. the variable in an experiment that is expected to change as the independent variable is manipulated
    dependent variable
  15. in an experiment, a variable other than the independent variable that is also acting on the dependent variable
  16. in an experiment, a group of participants who are not exposed to the independent variable
    control group
  17. the participants who are exposed to the independent variable under investigation
    experimental group
  18. experiment in which participants do not know whether they are in the xperimental or the control condition
    blind design
  19. sham treatment that the participant in an experiment believes to be genuine
    placebo theory
  20. experimental procedure in which neither the participant nor the experimenter knows whether the participant has received the experimental treatment or the placebo
    double blind study
  21. an experiment in which investigators make use of control and experimental groups that already exist in the world at large.
    quasi design
  22. an experiment in which nature, rather than an experimenter manipulates an independent variable
    natural experiment
  23. a research method in which the experimenter produces abnormal like behavior in laboratory participants and then conducts experiments on the participants
    analogue experiment
  24. a research method in which a single participant is observed and measured both before and after the manipulation of an independent variable
    single subject experimental design