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Psychological Research: Correlations

Psychological Research: Correlations


This lesson will define correlations in psychological research and explore the various types.

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Notes for "Psychological Research: Correlations"

Terms to Know

  • Correlation
  • How closely related different events, behaviors, or variables are to each other.
  • Correlational Study
  • A study that examines data from different sources to draw conclusions about how different psychological are related or relate to outside factors.
  • Positive Correlation
  • A relationship where when one factor increases, so does the other
  • Negative Correlation
  • A relationship where when one factor increases, the other decreases.
  • Causation
  • A relationship where one factor leads to and makes another factor occur.