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Ch 3: Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology: Tutoring Solution

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The Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the clinical research of abnormal psychology. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the vocabulary and concepts involving clinical research required in a typical abnormal psychology course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe clinical research in abnormal psychology.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of case studies.
  • Understand the purpose of correlational research.
  • Discuss the limitations of correlational research.
  • Learn how experiments are used to collect social research data.
  • Describe the importance of random assignment in research.
  • Take a look at how control groups are used in research.
  • Explain the limitations of clinical investigations.

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology: Tutoring Solution
Clinical Research in Abnormal Psychology

1. Clinical Research in Abnormal Psychology

How do psychologists find answers about what the causes and best treatments of mental illness are? In this lesson, we'll look at important types of clinical research: case studies, correlational studies, and causal studies.

Case Study Design: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

2. Case Study Design: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

Often, research involves looking at large numbers of people. But sometimes, researchers want to look at just a few people in-depth. In this lesson, we'll examine case studies and their strengths and limitations.

Correlational Research: Definition, Purpose & Examples

3. Correlational Research: Definition, Purpose & Examples

This lesson explores, with the help of two examples, the basic idea of what a correlation is, the general purpose of using correlational research, and how a researcher might use it in a study.

Limitations of Correlational Research

4. Limitations of Correlational Research

Many researchers use correlations in their studies, but it is not without risk. This lesson explores some of the issues that researchers may experience if they use correlations.

Using Experiments to Collect Social Research Data

5. Using Experiments to Collect Social Research Data

This lesson explores the basic framework and definition of how an experiment is constructed using two popular social psychology experiments as examples.

Random Assignment in Research: Definition and Importance

6. Random Assignment in Research: Definition and Importance

In order to get the most accurate results, researchers must choose and assign their subjects in a random manner. In this lesson, we'll look at random assignment, random selection, and why they are important.

What is a Control Group? - Definition and Use in Research

7. What is a Control Group? - Definition and Use in Research

In research, many times a condition is compared to a group that doesn't receive treatment. In this lesson, we'll look at what a control group is and why it is important.

Limits of Clinical Investigations: What Clinical Research Can and Can't Do

8. Limits of Clinical Investigations: What Clinical Research Can and Can't Do

How do psychologists figure out the causes of and best treatments for psychological disorders? In this lesson, we'll look at some limitations of clinical research, including the difficulty of generalizing research findings and proving causation.

What is Clinical Psychology?

9. What is Clinical Psychology?

Clinical psychology integrates science, theory and practice to address psychological problems. It is the largest of many subfields in psychology. The main focus of clinical psychology is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.

Altruism in Nursing

10. Altruism in Nursing

The medical establishment depends on nursing as a profession. Nurses often say that they want to help people. This is called altruism. Many nurses list altruism as the reason for their pursuit of nursing in the first place. This lesson discusses altruism and nursing.

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