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PSYC 100 section X, Module #2 summary

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The book is expensive and has too much unnecessary content. The study guide for Modules #1 collects the most important concepts and ideas from the textbook and you can use it for reviewing exams.
introduction to psychology
Dr. Thomas K. Srull
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Psychology, Psyc100, UIUC, Study Guide
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Date Created: 02/04/16
Module  #2-­‐ The  need  for  psychological  science Thursday,  February  4,  2016 4:06  PM -­ Every  day  thinking  leads  to  conclusion § Intuition:  an  effortless,  immediate,  automatic  feeling  or  thought,  as  contrasted   with  explicit,  conscious  reasoning.  (a  heart-­‐felt  awareness) ○ Why  we  cannot  rely  solely  on  intuition  and  common  sense,  three  phenomena: § Hindsight  biast:   e tendency  to  believe,  after  learning  an  outcome,  that  one  would   have  foreseen  it  (-­‐Iknew-­‐it-­‐all-­‐along  phenomena) □ Prediction  bases  on  what  you  believe ® Grandma's  intuition,  informed  by  countless  casual  observations ® Afterwe've  learned  a  situation's  outcome,  that  outcome  seems   familiar  and  therefore  obvious § Overconfidence:  more  confident  to  answer  factual  questions □ Ex.  80%  confidence  on  average,  were  right  less  than  40%  of  the  time § Tendency  to  perceive  patterns  in  random  events □ Random sequences  often  don't  look  random  (random  sequences  have  their   own  structure  and  streaks) § These  three  phenomena   lead us  to  overestimate  our  intuition □ Weird  streaks:  Ex.  Paul,  the  German  octopus,  8  out  of  8  times  selected  the   correct  box -­ The  Scientific  Attitude:  Curious,  skeptical,  and  Humble ○ Curious  skepticism:  What  do  you  mean?  How  do  you  know? ○ Humility:  practice  requires  curiosity  about  the  world  around  us,  skepticism  about   unproven  claims  and  ideas,  and  humility  about  one's  own  understanding-­‐ an  awareness  of   our  own  vulnerability  to  error  and  an  openness  to  surprises  and  new  perspectives.   ○ "The  rat  is  always  right":  if  it  don't  behave  the  way  you  predict,  then  you  must  be  wrong,   because  the  rat  only  behaves  what  it  would  normally  act  like ○ Critical  thinking:  thinking  that  does  not  blindly  accept  arguments  and  conclusions.  Rather,   it  examines  assumptions,  appraises  the  sources,  discerns  hidden  values,  evaluates   evidence,  and  assesses  conclusions § Informed  by  science,  helps  clear  the  colored  lenses  of  biases


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