Why is psychology considered a science?

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Answer the following questions. Each response (75-100 words) should demonstrate an understanding of the course material in your words with educational support in APA format.

Question 1

Why is psychology considered a science?

Question 2

A scientist has formed the following hypothesis: Students who listen to music while studying will take longer to complete their reading and remember less of it. Once she has constructed her hypothesis, what are the three steps that she should follow to complete her experiment? State the steps and give an example of how to complete each step.

Question 3

A professor assembles a group of volunteers to compare two methods of studying. One group spends an hour a day on the first subject (such as psychology), then an hour on the second (chemistry), and so forth. The other group goes back and forth, with a few minutes on each topic, repeating the sequence until completing the same total study time as the first group. At the end of a week, the professor tests each student’s knowledge of each subject. Identify the independent variable and the dependent variable.

Question 4

Describe an example to demonstrate that even if a gene is known to produce an undesirable result, a change in the environment can largely prevent that outcome.

Question 5

What types of evidence do researchers usually examine when trying to estimate the heritability of a human characteristic?

Question 6

Describe the gate theory of pain.

Question 7

Suppose we are trying to measure someone’s ability to detect weak stimuli. When we present extremely weak stimuli (sights, sounds, or touches), this person almost always reports that they were present. Before we draw any conclusions about this person’s apparently great sensitivity, what else do we need to know?

Question 8

Describe how classical conditioning could explain drug tolerance.

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agneta
School: Purdue University

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Running head: PSYCHOLOGY

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Psychology
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PSYCHOLOGY
QUESTION 1: Why is psychology considered a science?
Psychology is considered a science because it uses the scientific knowledge in treatment
and finding out the results. Psychology is based on hypothesis testing. Psychology is connected
to medicine in some parts. Medicine involves well-researched information and this is similar to
psychology which involves testing ideas. Psychology aims at testing how the brain works and
this involves hypothesis. Psychology is considered as a social science because research on
psychology is aimed at improving the world. The same way science involves curiosity,
skepticism, objectivity, and critical thinking, psychology is also involved in these scientific
attitudes (Brennan, & Houde, 2017).
QUESTION 2: A scientist has formed the following hypothesis: Students who listen to
music while studying will take longer to complete their reading and remember less of it.
Once she has constructed her hypothesis, what are the three steps that she should follow to
complete her experiment? State the steps and give an example of how to complete each
step.
The next step is performing a prediction of what to do to know if the hypothesis is true or
false. For example, he could take college stude...

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