How Algorithms are Used in Psychology


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An algorithm is a _____.

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1. Which of these would be considered an algorithmic approach?

2. If a psychologist is trying to determine the causes of a subject's behavioral problems, and wants to eliminate the subject's use of chemicals as one of the causes, which of these steps would NOT be part of an algorithmic approach?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you know about algorithms used in psychology using this quiz/worksheet combo. You will need to know what an algorithm is in order to do well on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these materials, you will be tested over:

  • The least useful area to apply algorithms
  • Definition of algorithm
  • Algorithmic approaches

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the meaning of algorithm
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on algorithms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about algorithmic approaches

Additional Learning

To learn more about using algorithms, use the lesson called How Algorithms are Used in Psychology. This lesson can also help you cover these additional topics:

  • Algorithms vs. heuristics
  • Using algorithms in psychology
  • Examples of algorithms