The Science of Psychology: Experiments & the Scientific Method


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David has volunteered to participate in a scientific experiment to test the effectiveness of a new anti-anxiety medication. He is randomly placed into a group that will take this medication for three months and record the level of anxiety in a daily survey. David is placed into the _____.

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1. Researchers plan an experiment to test the hypothesis, 'Younger drivers have faster reaction times.' In this study the reaction time is the {Blank|].

2. The possible cause that's being studied in an experiment is known as the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your understanding of psychology. Subjects that you need to know in order to pass the quiz include the effect that is being studied in an experiment and the group that is tested in a study.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use the quiz and worksheet to comprehend:

  • The effect that is being studied in an experiment
  • The goal of a double-blind study
  • The placebo effect
  • The group that is tested in a study
  • The possible cause that is being studied in an experiment

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on psychology
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question of the placebo effect
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the goal of a double-blind study

Additional Learning

To fully understand information related to psychology, review the lesson titled Psychology is a Science. You can find these objectives in the lesson:

  • Identify what the scientific method is and the components of an experiment
  • Learn about the importance of scientific experiments in psychology
  • Review the difference between the different variables in an experiment
  • Recall the different types of clinical research that can be conducted