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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
    30s
  • Q2
    When and where did Wundt set up the first psychological laboratory
    Liepzig, Germany. 1870s
    Berlin, Germany. 1850s
    Paris, France. 1910s
    London, England. 1860s
    30s
  • Q3
    What technique did Wundt use to find out about internal mental processes
    Free Association
    FMRI's
    Introspection
    Case Studies
    30s
  • 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
    60s
  • 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
    Falsification
    Standardised Measures
    Subjectivity
    60s
  • 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
    60s
  • 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
    60s
  • 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
    60s
  • Q9
    What did the behaviourists highlight as a problems with Wundt's methods?
    They weren't objective enough.
    They weren't subjective enough
    60s
  • Q10
    Psychology constantly have paradigm shifts which makes it more scientific
    False
    True
    60s
  • Q11
    A paradigm is a set of shared assumptions and methods of study that are commonly accepted by members of a discipline or group.
    True
    False
    60s
  • 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.
    subjectivity
    theory construction
    falsification
    hypothesis testing
    60s
  • 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.
    paradigm
    falsification
    replicability
    objectivity
    60s
  • 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
    60s

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