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Week 2 Notes - Intro to Psychology (PSYC 1101)

by: Brooke Mays

Week 2 Notes - Intro to Psychology (PSYC 1101) PSYCH 1101

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These are the notes from the 2nd week of 1/19/2016 - 1/21/2016 from Professor Verlaque's class at Augusta University. I will be uploading new notes weekly in addition to the past notes from the las...
Introduction to Psychology
Verlaque, L.
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Brooke Mays on Sunday February 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYCH 1101 at Georgia Regents University taught by Verlaque, L. in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 41 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Psychology in Psychlogy at Georgia Regents University.


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Date Created: 02/14/16
1/19/2016 – 1/21/2016 Week 2 Intro to Psychology Notes Why we do Research Times where our natural instincts fail 1) Hindsight bias – “I knew it all along” 2) Over confidence error – you overestimate yourself 3) Coincidence error – tendency to perceive order in random events Attributes 1) Curiosity – drive you to complete experiment 2) Skepticism – so you don’t just accept things 3) Humility – admitting you’re wrong i. Enemies – overconfidence error and confirmation bias ii. Confidence bias – looking for info that supports your beliefs Theory – lots of information supporting an idea but it can’t be proven, but there’s there’s lots of  evidence  Hypothesis – testable prediction Scientific Method 1) Asking a question 2) Background research (it might already have been done) 3) Hypothesis (statement) 4) Experiment 5) Analyze data 6) Hypothesis supported or not (formulate a new hypothesis, check your work, report your  info) APA Style 2 1/2 – 3 pages in length Content ­ Causes ­ Results 1/19/2016 – 1/21/2016 ­ Treatment Use of at least 4 terms from class as related and bold them No more than 2 direct quotes, 1 sentence each Do not have to have outside sources Upload to D2L 8:00 am Dropbox closes APA Format ­ 12 point Times New Roman ­ Double space ­ 1 inch margins ­ Page numbers on the top right Coverpage ­ Header – 1  page is different ­ Running head: TITLE Citations ­ Lopez (2004) found… ­ …hours (Lopez, 2004). Paraphrase (author, year) 2 authors ­ Cite both authors in every citation of the text ­ Walker and Lopez (2004) ­ Multiple authors ­ Kale et. alle Lectures ­ Professor Verlaque, “personal communication”, date References ­ List all the articles you used st ­ By last name of 1  author ­ Do not change author name order 1/19/2016 – 1/21/2016 ­ New page, center references ­ Hanging indent and double space


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