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Is Research Psychology an important sub discipline of Psychology?

1. Do you think that research psychology is an important sub discipline of Psychology? Why or why not?

2. What is correlation? How is correlation measured and interpreted? What is an example of a correlation that may involve a third variable?

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1. Yes, research is an important sub-discipline of psychology. Research attempts to isolate important variables in the mental health outcomes and can help to inform mental health professional and everyday people about what motivates behavior, strategies that seem to work and variables that can interpret healthy mental approaches to life. Just recently there was an article in the Wall Street Journal about a study that found that parents that taught their kids to be grateful, ended up having kids that were much happier than other. This sort of finding is ...

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Tis solution is in everyday language suitable for novice and includes clear examples from everyday life. Correlation is discussed along with potential third variables (after explaining what that means!). This solution is 371 words.