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Interviews allow a researcher to observe the participant and modify questions if the participant seems confused by them. On the other hand, questionnaires take less time to administer and the results are more uniform because everyone answers the same questions. Questionnaires also reduce the possibility that the researcher will influence the participant by unconsciously frowning at an answer he or she does not like. In interviews, there is always a danger that participants will give misleading answers in order to help themselves gain approval.
Body. Balancing the diet could also bal2. How did Galen treat psychological disorders? ance the humors. 3. Critical Thinking How can Galen’s original theory be Results: The theories of Hippocrates used today as a prescription for a healthy personality? and Galen proved unfounded, and their prescribed treatments for various disorders Chapter 1 / Introducing Psychology 23 Psychology as a Profession Reader’s Guide ■ Exploring Psychology Main Idea Psychologists are trained to observe, analyze, and evaluate behavior patterns, to develop theories of behavior, and to apply what they have learned to influence behavior.
American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy Chapter 1 / Introducing Psychology 27 experimental psychologist: a psychologist who studies sensation, perception, learning, motivation, and emotion in carefully controlled laboratory conditions Reading Check How does developmental psychology differ from educational psychology? Finally, some psychologists are experimental psychologists. These psychologists perform research to understand how humans (and animals) operate physically and psychologically.