Psychology 110 Chapter 1 - Week of 1/15/16
Psychology 110 Chapter 1 - Week of 1/15/16 PSYC 110 - 008
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11516 Psych Notes January 15 2016 Chapter 1 Psychology and Scienti c Thinking De ning Psychology Psychology De nition Scienti c study of the mind brain and behavior Psychology Involves 0 Multiple levels of analysis 0 Multiple determinants for observable phenomena 0 Accounting for individual variation 0 Multiple methods for studying phenomenon What do psychologists study Scienti c Theory Explanation for a large number of ndings in the natural world 0 Based on observations 0 Ex Gravity tectonic plates genetics Allow us to make predictions about that which we have not yet observed 0 How quickly an item will fall to the ground locations of future earthquakes likelihood of inheriting a genetic disorder Hypotheses 0 Prediction made based on a scienti c theory The Issue with all research Con rmation bias 0 Tendency to seek out evidence that supports our hypotheses and deny dismiss or distort evidence that contradicts them MetaPhysical Claims 0 Cannot be tested w the scienti c method Pseudoscience De nition A set of claims that seem scienti c but aren t Rampant in quotpop psychology Apophenia tendency to perceive meaningful connections among unrelated phenomena Pareidolia tendency to perceive meaningful images in meaningless visual stimuli
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