Ecological validity

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  • Ecological Validity

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    Ecological Validity is defined as, “how well a study can be related to or reflects everyday, real life. Studies with high ecological validity can be generalised beyond the setting they were carried out in, whereas studies low in ecological validity cannot.” With this, we are able to see that experiments that take place in a natural environments and can generalise the findings to the outside world have high ecological validity. Whereas, if the experiments lack realism and has little in common with

  • Ecological Validity In Psychological Research

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    Ecological validity is the level to which a study imitates circumstances which naturally occur or are equivalent to everyday conditions (Custance, 2010). This is important in psychological research so that findings can be explained or reproduced in other settings, such as the real world. However, certain experiments may have low levels of ecological validity but still provide influential findings. To discuss this Bandura et al. (1963 cited Oates, 2010) experiment will be evaluated displaying that

  • The Role Of Ecological Validity Of A Research Study On Memory

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    This essay will be looking at the role of ecological validity and the importance it has in psychological research. Ecological validity refers to the extent to which a study reflects naturally occurring or everyday situations. It will also consider the advantages and disadvantages of ecological validity, through exploring studies such as the bobo doll experiment and a study on memory. Ecological validity is one of many important factor in psychological research. Also being addressed is what goes

  • The Biological Approach

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    The main assumption of the biological approach is behaviour and experiences can be explained by biological changes in the body. This approach focusses on the investigation of the brain, nervous system and other biological factors such as hormones; whereas the main assumption of the cognitive approach is that information received from our senses is processed by the brain and that this processing influences how we behave or at least justifies how we behave the way we do. Cognitive processes are examples

  • Internal Validity And External Validity

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    Internal Validity Internal Validity is the inexact truth about derivations with respect to cause-impact or causal connections. Along these lines, internal validity is just pertinent in studies that attempt to make a causal relationship. It 's not significant in most observational or descriptive studies. One of the things that is most hard to handle about internal validity is that it is just important to the particular study being referred to. That is, you can consider internal validity as a "zero

  • The Effects Of Language On The Accuracy Of Eyewitness Testimony

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    Overview The study was conducted to show how altering certain words can influence to the accuracy of eyewitness testimony. The study consisted of two experiments. The first was done on 45 participants who were split into groups of varying sizes and they were shown seven films. In the first study, the independent variable was the verb used in the critical question. These were either, 'hit ', 'bumped ', 'smashed ', 'contacted ' and 'collided '. And the dependent variable was the speed estimation

  • Distinction between Self-Report and Behavioral Measures

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    Impulsivity is commonly recognized as a multifactorial construct (Cyders & Coskunpinar, 2011). Its definition is extensive, including traits such as: risk-taking, insufficient forethought, boredom (Verdejo-García, Lozano, Moya, Alcázar & Pérez-García, 2010), failure to complete tasks (Cyders & Coskunpinar, 2011), excitement- and sensation- seeking, control-, planning- and self-discipline problems (Miller, Flory, Lynam & Leukefeld, 2003) as well as compromised risk assessment, immediate reward seeking

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Natural Observation

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    2015: Unit 2), therefore Ross et al were able to comprehend and assert that socialization through play maintenance was integral to laugh elicited laughter in chimpanzees. Another strength of naturalist observation is that it provides great ecological validity given that researchers

  • A Review of Effects of Songs With Prosocial Lyrics on Prosocial Thoughts, Affect, and Behavior

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    the research study Effects of songs with prosocial lyrics on prosocial thoughts, affect, and behavior, was to examine the research question, Does exposure to prosocial media promote prosocial outcomes? The study attempts to determine the predictive validity of a previous construct known as the General Learning Model, a theoretical model of the effects and consequences of playing video games (as cited in Greitemeyer, 2009). The authors note that previous research on the effects of media and behavior

  • External Validity And Its Impact On The World

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    statistics class I have had the amazing opportunity of learning about various validities and data’s. The three validities in which I learned about were, internal, external and construct. I will explain these validities as well as experimental data and their usefulness in the world. Lastly, I will explain how one of these data could be useful to me in resolving an issue that I may meet in life. External Validity includes generalization claims, or the study 's capacity to sum up the outcomes