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Origins of Psychology & Features of Science 2022

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  • Q1
    What is Wundt most famous for in psychology?
    Introduced the idea of the unconscious
    For using brain scanning techniques
    For measuring behaviour in an objective way
    First person to attempt scientifically study behaviour
  • Q2
    When and where did Wundt set up the first psychological laboratory
    Liepzig, Germany. 1870s
    Berlin, Germany. 1850s
    Paris, France. 1910s
    London, England. 1860s
  • Q3
    What technique did Wundt use to find out about internal mental processes
    Free Association
    Case Studies
  • Q4
    How would Wundt use his new technique when reflecting on an object
    By recording conscious thought and breaking these down into parts
    By manipulating the IV to see the effect on the DV
    By watching behaviours and looking for trends and patterns
    By taking blood tests or saliva swabs
  • Q5
    Wundt made sure that the stimulus, physical environment, instructions were the same for all participants. When experiments are controlled in this way what is it called
    Standardised Procedures
    Standardised Measures
  • Q6
    What is replicability?
    Repeating the research multiple times
    Finding different results when the study is repeated
    Applying the findings to a large target population
    Finding the same results when the same methodology is used
  • Q7
    What is objectivity?
    When findings/ facts are less applicable to the real world
    When findings / facts are influenced by personal feelings or bias
    When findings / facts are not influenced by personal feelings or bias
    When findings/ facts are disregarded by others because of personal opinions
  • Q8
    Using an empirical method means...
    Findings are based on experiments and observable data, not opinions or arguments
    Findings are based on historical theories
    Findings are based on a wide range of participants
    Findings are based on a few select individuals
  • Q9
    What did the behaviourists highlight as a problems with Wundt's methods?
    They weren't objective enough.
    They weren't subjective enough
  • Q10
    Psychology constantly have paradigm shifts which makes it more scientific
  • Q11
    A paradigm is a set of shared assumptions and methods of study that are commonly accepted by members of a discipline or group.
  • Q12
    Identify the correct feature of science in relation to the following description: A general law that is used to explain something in a way which reflects reality. These are created by gathering evidence from direct experience or observations.
    theory construction
    hypothesis testing
  • Q13
    Identify the correct feature of science in relation to the following description: works by finding evidence that disproves theories. The more theories you disprove, the closer you are to a realistic explanation.
  • Q14
    How did Wundt contribute to psychology becoming a science?
    he focused on trying to understand psychological processes of perception etc and structuralism rather than philosophical theories
    he focused on understanding biological processes on the brain in order to understand the mind

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