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The Science of Psychology
The Biological Perspective
Sensation & Perception
Motivation and Emotion
Testing and Intelligence
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
2013-14 Example Starters
When I was a kid...
In the future...
At a concert...
In a world...
If you were raised by wolves...
At a restaurant...
Basically I got in trouble because...
One does not simply...
If you were alone in the world...
When the zombies come...
When you're driving...
When I have kids...
We could test this out...
If we didn't have this...
In a rap battle...
I could use my knowledge of this to predict that...
While studying for my test...
_______ is related to _______ because...
When you are playing call of duty...
Biology, natural selection, and adaptation
Heightened human abilities
The Ninja and His Nemesis
Nature v Nurture
Gina and Tina: Separated Twins
: Refers to a test's ability to measure what it's supposed to measure.
An assessment that tests on what it is designed to test.
The extent to which a test measures what it claims to measure
How well a test measures the behavior for which it was intended
Examples of Validity
Tests with high validity (able to measure what it was designed to measure):
A test on trigonometry that contains a lot of questions on trigonometric ratios.
A pregnancy test that actually measures if one is pregnant.
A chemistry test that is includes stoichiometry.
A fitness test that measures physical fitness.
A blood test that measures your blood type, glucose levels, cholesterol, etc.
An AP psychology test on personality that has questions pertaining to what you learned in the personality chapter
Tests with low validity (unable to measure what it was designed to measure):
You take a Psychology test on which all the questions were related to Chemistry.
The subject of a test is vegetables yet it has questions about fruit.
An English test that tests physical fitness and ability.
A U.S. government test which contains mostly questions on the Swedish government.
A blood test that measures heart rate.
The different types of validity:
is a type of validity that assesses the validity of an experiment by comparing the test's results to a more "objective" results.
is a type of validity that measures whether or not a test contains the entire range of possible items the test can cover.
is a type of validity that measures whether or not a test
like what it's supposed to measure.
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