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Psychology Lectures Notes from January 25, 2016

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Psychology Lectures Notes from January 25, 2016 Psyc 2003

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These notes cover the lecture on January 25, 2016.
General Psychology
Garrett Pollert
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Rachel Qualls on Monday February 15, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psyc 2003 at a university taught by Garrett Pollert in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 14 views.


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Date Created: 02/15/16
Monday, January 25, 2016 Psychology lecture notes - Notes on lecture from 01/25/2016 - The Modern Perspective Approach: psychologists approach questions from a variety of different perspectives (Biological-organs, physiology, genetics; Psychological- cognitive, emotion, and motivation; and Social-society, community and family) - scientific method: accurate knowledge can be acquired through observation - common sense is frequently wrong - Hindsight Bias: after learning an outcome, we should have been able to see it all along - when you’re in it, you don’t actually know - this doesn’t actually predict things from the start and give you an exact answer - Overconfidence: we always think we are going to do better than we actually do- humans are really bad at predicting behavior- we always overestimate how we are going to do - Scientific Attitudes: Curiosity, Skepticism and Humility - Curiosity: wanting to know the facts - Skepticism: looking at the evidence to come to a conclusion - Humility: being okay with being wrong - “Aliens gave us civilization” or “humans ‘seeded’ from other planets” or “humans were created to be slave” - humility is missing in these beliefs/ and partial skepticism is also missing because they are going with their findings - they are also lacking CRITICAL THINKING - critical thinking is the process of looking at data and asking how they fit together - 5 questions of critical thinking: - What am I being asked to accept? - What evidence is there that supports this? - Other interpretations of the evidence? - What additional evidence would help evaluate the alternatives? - What conclusion seems most reasonable? 1 Monday, January 25, 2016 - Scientific Method: it starts with an observation and leads to a theory/idea - Good theories: organize and link the observed facts that you have witnessed-Can this be tested? If it cannot be tested, it is not a strong hypothesis - An observation must lead to a testable observation… if it is testable, it has a hypothesis. - A good hypothesis has two things: FALSIFIABLE AND TESTABLE - Operational definition: describes variables in concrete, measurable terms 2


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