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The scientific study of behavior and mental processes Psychology
An empirical investigation structured to answer questions about the world ina systematic and intersubjective fashion. Scientific observation
A systematic approach to answering scientific questions. Research method
In scientific research, the process of naming and classifying. Description
In psychology, understanding is achieved when the causes of a behavior can be stated. Understanding
An ability to accurately forecast behavior Prediction
Altering conditions that influence behavior. Control
A type of reflection involving the support of beliefs through scientific explanation and observation. Critical thinking
Any false and unscientific system of beliefs and practices offered to explain behavior Pseudopsychology
Unfounded belief held without evidence or in spite of falsifying evidence. Superstition
Believe claims because they seem true or it would be nice if they were. Uncritical acceptance
Remember or notice information that fits one's expectations but forget discrepancies Confirmation Bias
Consider a personal description accurate if it is stated in very general terms. Barnum effect
A form of critical thinking based on careful measurement and controlled observation. Scientific method
A statement of the predicted outcome of an experiment or an educated guess about the relationship between variables Hypothesis
Defining a scientific concept by stating the specific actions or procedures used to measure it. Operational definition
A system of ideas designed to interrelate concepts and facts in a way that summarizes existing data and predicts future observations. Theory
Any physical energy sensed by an organism. Stimulus
To look within; to examine on's own thoughts, feelings, or sensations. Introspection
The school of thought concerned with analyzing sensations and personal experience into basic elements. Structuralism
The school of psychology concerned with how behavior and mental abilities help people adapt to their environments. Functionalism
Darwin's theory that evolution favors those plants and animals best suited to their living conditions. Natural selection
The school of psychology that emphasizes the study of overt, observable behavior. Behaviorism
Any muscular action, glandular activity, or other identifiable aspect of behavior. Response
An approach that combines behavioral principles with cognition to explain behavior. Cognitive behaviorism
A school of psychology emphasizing the study of thinking, learning, and perception in whole units, not by analysis into parts. Gestalt psychology
Contents of the mind that are beyond awareness. Unconscious
Unconscious process by which memories, thoughts, or impulses are held out of awareness Repression
Freudian approach to psychotherapy emphasizing the exploration of unconscious conflicts. Psychoanalysis
A psychologist who accepts the broad features of Freud's theory but has revised the theory to fit his or her own concepts. Neo-Freudian

Psychology chapter 1 Crossword

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Physical needs such as sleep and hunger Physiological
Private, unobservable mental reason Cognitive
the scientific study of behavior and mental processes Psychology
Educated guess about same phenomenon Hypothesis
A complex explanation based on findings from a large number of experimental studies Theory
Research Basic science
Using psychological principles to solve more immediate problems Applied science
A general approach to gathering info & answering questions so that error and biases are minimized Scientific method
Interested in the basic elements of human experience Structuralist
A method of self observation in which participants report their thoughts & feelings Introspection
Study how human and animals adapt to their environments Functionalist
A phychologist who studies how unconscious motives and conflicts determine human behavior, feelings, and thoughts Psychoanalyst
A psychologist who analyzes how organisms learn or modify their behavior based o response to events in the environment Behaviorist
A psychologist who believes that each person has freedom in directing his or her future and achieving personal growth Humanist
A psychologist who studies how we process, store, retrieve, and use info and how thought processes influence our behavior Cognitivist
A psychologist who studies how chemical and physical changes in our body influence behavior Psychobiologist
A branch of medicine that deals with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders Psychiatry
A pyschologist who diagnoses and treat people with emotional disturbances Clinical psychologist
A psychologist who studies the emotional, cognitive, biological, personal, & social changes that occur as individuals mature Developmental
A pysychologist who is concerned with helping students learn Educational
A psychologist who may work in a mental health or social welfare agency Community
A psychologist who uses psychological concepts to make the work place a more satisfying environment for employees & managers Industrial
A psychologist who studies sensation, perception, learning, motivation, and/or emotion in carefully controlled laboratory conditions Experimenal

Psychology Terms Crossword

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process of thinking and understanding cognitive
study of behavior tested through scientific research psychology
assumption about behavior tested through scientific research hypothesis
general approach to gathering info and answering questions that minimize errors and bias scientific method
complex explanation of phenomena based on findings from scientific research theory
psychologist who studies basic elements of conscious mental experiences structuralist
psychologist who studies the function (rather than the structure) of consciousness and how mental processes help people and animals adapt to their environment functionalist
psychologist who studies how unconscious motives and conflicts determine human behavior psychoanalyst
psychologist who analyzes how organisms learn or modify their behavior based on their response to events in environment behaviorist
psychologist who studies effects that physical and chemical changes have on behavior psychobiologist
psychologist studies effects of overcrowding on humans environmental
idea that mind and body are separate and distinct dualism

Nature Of Science Crossword

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In science, (blank) can also involve the recording of data via the use of instruments Observation
An (blank) is a logical interpretation based on what scientists observe. Inference
consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses. Scientific Method
variables that the experimenter changes independent variable
variable being tested in a scientific experiment Dependent Variable
is an experiment or observation designed to minimize the effects of variables other than the independent variable. control
an idea or explanation that you then test through study and experimentation. hypothesis
final process of the basic scientific method Conclusion
"a method of investigation involving observation and theory to test scientific hypotheses." analysis
which serves to either support or counter a scientific theory or hypothesis. Evidence
researcher subjectively gathers information that focuses more on the differences in quality than the differences in quantity, qualitative
of, relating to, or expressible in terms of quantity Quantitative

What is Psychology? Crossword

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Scientific Study of behavior and mental processes Psychology
Overt actions of people Behavior
German psychologist who created first psychological laboratory Wundt
Understanding the conscious experience through introspection Structuralism
Focused on how mental activities helped an organism adapt to its environment Functionalism
Greek word for soul Psyche
Perspective on how genes, hormones, and the human nervous system influence behavior, thinking and feeling Biological
Perspective that emphasizes natural selection of adaptive behaviors that ensure survival Evolutionary
Perspective that comes from Sigmund Freud, and "the unconscious" Psychoanalytic
Father of cognitive psychology Neisser
Method for acquiring knowledge based on observation rather than a method based only on forms of logical argument Empirical
A set of ideas that helps us summarize and organize our observations and experiences Theory
Saw behavior, feelings and thoughts as occurring because they are somehow adaptive James
Perspective that felt more attention should be paid to how the environment can help is or limit us from reaching out "growth potential" Humanistic
Our physical bodies and their internal workings are crucial to understanding of psychology Physiology
Saw psychology as the "science of mental life" Titchener
Austrian Neurologist SigmundFreud
Freud's idea that we are not always aware of our motives and thoughts Theunconsciousmind

Psychology: Chapter 1 Crossword

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The scientific study of behavior and mental processes PSYCHOLOGY
Anything a human or non human animal does (any action we can observe and record) BEHAVIOR
The ideas and behaviors shared by a group and passed on from one generation to the next CULTURE
Judging contributions of biology and experience NATUREVSNURTURE
Theory that provides an account of how a thought can arise in two different ways DUALPROCESSING
Predictions that let us test the theory HYPOTHESIS
Thinking that does not blindly accept arguments and conclusions. Rather it examples assumptions, uncovers hidden values, weighs evidence, and assesses conclusions CRITICALTHINKING
The scientific study of human functioning with the goals of discovering and promoting strengths and virtues that help individuals and communities to thrive POSITIVEPSYCHOLOGY
The tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one would have foreseen it HINDSIGHTBIAS
An explanation using an integrated set of principles that organizes observations and predicts behaviors/events THEORY
A statement of the procedures used to define research variables OPERATIONALDEFINITION
Repeating the essence of a research study, usually with different participants in different situations REPLICATION
An observation technique in which one person is studied in depth in the hope of revealing universal principles CASESTUDY
A technique for ascertaining the self reported attitudes or behaviors of people SURVEY
A sample that fairly represents a population because each member has an equal chance of inclusion RANDOMSAMPLE
A measure of the extent to which two factors vary together CORRELATION
Observing and recording behavior in naturally occurring situations without trying to manipulate/control the situation NATURALISTICOBSERVATION
An integrated approach that incorporates different but complementary views from biological, psychological, and sociocultural perspectives BIOPSYCHOSOCIALAPPROACH
Emphasized the growth potential of healthy people and the individual's potential of for personal growth HUMANISTICPSYCHOLOGY
A procedure in which participants and research staff are blinded about who has received the treatment (or the placebo) DOUBLEBLINDPROCEDURE

The Scientific Method Crossword

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To group information into categories Classify
The variable that depends on other factors, also the variable that will be measured and affected during the experiment Dependent Variable
To examine carefully and in detail to identify Analyze
To observe carefully and in detail Examine
To make a conclusion based on reasoning and observations Infer
The action or process of examining something carefully in order to Observation
To name or recognize something based on its properties Identify
A standard to compare with the results in an experiment Control
The variables that the experimenter changes to test their dependent variable Independent Variable
A statement predicting the result of a controlled scientific experiment Hypothesis
The process used by scientists to solve problems Scientific Method
To determine the extent, quantity or dimensions Measure
The methodological studying of the natural world through experimentation and verification of facts Science
Evidence gathered through observations (especially during experiments) Data
The outcome or conclusion of an experiment after a period of time Result
Visual aids used by scientists to communicate results of an experiment Graphs
The collecting of information on a particular subject Research
A feature of the experiment that does not change Constant
To form an idea as a result of the analysis of the data Formulate
A detailed series of steps to follow to perform an experiment Procedure
To write down in permanent form for later reference Record
To cause favoritism or influence to experimental results Bias
To repeat a research study, usually with different participants and in different situations, to confirm the results of the original study Replicate
A scientific procedure undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis or demonstrate a known fact Experiment
What a scientist writes summarizing the results of an experiment Conclusion
To record observations, research and other information related to the experiment Journal
To notice similarities or differences Compare
Indicate in advance on the basis of observation, experience or scientific reason Predict
The first step in the scientific method is to define or identify the ________. Problems
Part of the experiment capable to change Variable

Psychology Chapter 1 Crossword

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how we learn to observable responses Behaviorism
many people listen to talk-radio counselors to learn about themselves Psychology
the ability and willingness to access claims using your brain Critical Thinking
ones beliefs and or religion culture
an explanation that integrates principles and organizes and predict behaviors theory
educated prediction based off given information Hypothesis
the act or repeating or redoing something Replication
a process or record of research in which detailed consideration is given to the development of a particular person, group, or situation over a period of time. Case Study
looking carefully through using tests to identify information Survey
a harmless pill/ medicine used to cure clients with diseases placebo
a scientific procedure undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, Experiment
we think we know more than we actually do Overconfidence
guilt feelings, going with your first thought Intuition
studies, assesses, and treats people with disorders( Applied) Clinical
helps people cope and with their personal problems and stress Counseling
helps an individual's in school and educational settings Educational
explore how we view and affect one another social
Investigate our persistent traits personality
study how we perceive, think and solve problems Cognitive
How our GENES influence our individual behavior Genetics

sociology Crossword

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the scientific study of social structure; patterned social behavior sociology
the patterned interaction of people in social relationships social-structure
the belief that knowledge should be derived from scientific observation positivism
the study of social stability and order social-statistics
person who owns or controls the means for producing wealth capitalist
class owning the means for producing wealth bourgeoisie
working class; those who labor for the bourgeoisie proletariat
the ongoing struggle between the bourgeoisie(owners) and the proletariat(working class) class conflict
social interdependence based on a high degree of specialization of rules organic solidarity
approach that emphasizes the contributions made by each part of society functionalism
the ability to control the behavior of others power
negative consequences of an aspect of society dysfunction
unintended and unrecognized consequences of an aspect of society latent- functions
approach emphasizing the role of conflict, competition, and constraint within a society conflict perspective
behavior that matches group expectations conformity

Scientific Investigation Vocabulary Crossword

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experiment done several times repeated trial
procedure, plan, or directions scientists follow when doing investigations Scientific method
possible answer to a question or problem hypothesis
think about and study data analyze
statement or sentence explaining what you discovered in your experiment conclusion
written record used by scientist to share results of an experiment lab report
"make or create"an experiment design
diverse ways scientists study natural world Scientific inquiry
skill using one or more senses to gather information and data observation
facts, figures, and other evidence gathered by observations data
interpretation of an observation based on evidence about events that have already occurred inference
any factor that can change in an experiment variable
one factor scientist changes to test hypothesis in an experiment independent variable
factor that changes due to changes made to the independent variable in an experiment dependant variable
experiment which all variables except one stays the same controlled experiment
well tested concept explaining wide range of observations Scientific theory
process of studying results and data to find patterns analysis
tool used to measure mass triple beam balance
all factors and materials remaining the same in experiment constant
fair test driven by a hypothesis experiment
tool used to measure volume graduated cylinder
distance between two points length
amount of matter in an object mass
tool used to measure length meter stick
forecast on what may happen in future situations prediction
amount of space an object takes up volume
standard that other conditions are compared to in experiment control
proven hypothesis due to many experiments and consistent days theory

Vocabulary Scientific Method Crossword

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a process that uses a set of skills to answer questions or to test ideas about the natural world. (an inquiry) Scientific Method
the investigation and exploration of natural events and the new information that results from those investigations. Science
the act of using one or more of your senses to gather information and taking notes of what occurs. Observation
a spoken or written summary of observations. Descriptive
a logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from prior knowledge and or explanation. Inference
a possible explanation for an observation that can be tested by scientific investigations. Hypothesis
a statement of what will happen next in a sequence of events. Prediction
The action of investigating something or someone;formal or systematic examination or research. Investigation
an interpretation of observations. Explanation
an explanation of observations or events that is based on knowledge gained from many observations and investigations. Scientific Theory
comparing what you already know with the information you are giving in order to decide whether you agree with it. Critical Thinking
a rule that describes a pattern in nature. Scientific Law
a process of inspecting,cleaning,transforming and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information,suggesting conclusions, and decision-making Analyzing Data
Observation using your senses . Qualitative
observation using numbers or measurements. Quantitative