Psych M.D. - Naturalistic Observation


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Term: Naturalistic Observation
Definition (Myers): observing and recording behavior in naturally occurring situations without trying to manipulate and control the situation 1
Definition (alternative): a method of observation, commonly used by psychologists, behavioral scientists and social scientists, that involves observing subjects in their natural habitats. 2
Contextual explanation: a way of observing certain behaviors that people project in a situation that is natural and not made up. By observing in such way, psychologists can study and observe the "natural" behaviors that people have in a "natural" situation.
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  1. Myers, D. G. (2004). Psychology. New York, New York: Worth Publishers.
  2. Wikipedia. Retrieved November 20, 2009, from Naturalistic Observation Web site:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naturalistic_observation
  3. Youtube. Retrieved November 20, 2009. from Naturalistic Oberservation 3 Web site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuemvwepT0M
Edited by: Pola
Date of last edit: November 20, 2009



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