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Ecological Validity in Psychology: Definition & Explanation

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What is ecological validity?

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1. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

2. What is the relationship between experimental control and ecological validity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding regarding the definition and usage of ecological validity. Different types of generalizations will be covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Define ecological validity
  • Differentiate between experimental control and ecological validity
  • Types of generalizations ecological validity is concerned with

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences- differentiate between high and low ecological validity
  • Information recall - know the various types of ecological validity and how they function
  • Defining key concepts- ensure you can define the various forms of ecological validity

Additional Learning

To learn more about ecological validity, review the accompanying lesson called Ecological Validity in Psychology: Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define ecological validity
  • Differentiate between high and low ecological validity
  • Understand relation to experimental control
  • Understand Relation to external validity
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