Causation in Psychology Research: Examples & Definition


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What is the difference between correlation and causation?

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1. What procedure is typically carried out to determine causation in psychology?

2. In an experiment, which group receives no treatment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to see what you know about causation and correlation, as well as how they relate to psychology research and testing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assess yourself on the following with these resources:

  • Causation vs. correlation
  • How causation is determined in psychology
  • Groups that don't receive treatment during research studies
  • Placebos
  • Interpreting the results of research studies

Skills Practiced

Develop your skills in the following with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as placebo and correlation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on causation in psychology research
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast causation and correlation

Additional Learning

For more information about the relationship between causation and correlation, review the corresponding lesson called Causation in Psychology Research: Examples & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how to determine causation
  • Define 'variable'
  • Recognize the groups involved in determining causation
  • Explore an example of a psychology research study