Social Psych

View the video Understanding Research.

In this video, Dr. Phillip Zimbardo encourages us to be better consumers of would-be facts and theories. research and personalities, values, and talents. Jerome Frank is a research psychologist who discusses the ways that researchers influence and encourage participants in their studies. If we consider his comments and suggestions from a multicultural perspective, what else can we add to his views? Are there some omissions or oversights in his commentary that we find under the multicultural lens?

Examples:

Avoid assuming cause and effect

Be aware of the confounding effects of small subject sample and subject sampling bias

Beware of “science coated journalism” and “pseudo-science” based ideas

Here is the link for the video

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRPBkCW0R5E

Week 2 Discussion Topic Instructions

 

View the video  Understanding Research .

In this video, Dr. Phillip Zimbardo encourages us to be better consumers of would-be facts and theories. research and personalities, values, and talents. Jerome Frank is a research psychologist who discusses the ways that researchers influence and encourage participants in their studies. If we consider his comments and suggestions from a multicultural perspective, what else can we add to his views? Are there some omissions or oversights in his commentary that we find under the multicultural lens?

 

Examples:

Avoid assuming cause and effect

Be aware of the confounding effects of small subject sample and subject sampling bias

Beware of “science coated journalism” and “pseudo-science” based ideas

 

One strong influence on our reaction to facts and theories is subjective reality, or the world as we see it. Everyone has a subjective reality which is fully formed by personal experience whether he or she is aware of it or its influence or not. A very interesting thought experiment is to reflect on your own personal experiences . How may these experiences have shaped your subjective reality about cultural difference and diversity? How may these influence your understanding of research across cultures?

 

In your peer responses, please reflect on how your peer’s choices, examples, etc. are similar or different from your choices.