Category Archives: Research Study

Video Games and Racial Stereotypes

Here’s a write-up of a study that a PSY 13 student sent me last semester: video gamers playing with a Black avatar act more aggressively and subsequently exhibit more racial bias. Really fascinating (and concerning) study. And it combines several … Continue reading

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On Correlations and Causation

from http://xkcd.com/552/ As you heard in our second lecture (and, undoubtedly, have heard before in previous courses in Psychology and other scientific fields), just because a correlational relationship emerges between variables in a study does not mean we know anything … Continue reading

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