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Date Created: 09/17/16
Principles ofPsychology Mod2 ProfessorMeloni THE NEEDFORPSYCHOLOGICALSCIENCE 1) Humanscannot solely rely on intuition and commonsenseforthreemain reasons: a) Hindsightbias i) “I knewit allalong!”phenomenon ii) Believing you could havepredicted an outcomeafterreceiving it b) Judgmentaloverconfidence i) Believing you knowmorethanyou do ii) Academicand social behavior c) Tendencytoperceivepatterns inrandom events i) Humansusepatterns to makesenseof their world Thesethreereasons cause us tooverestimateourintuitionand make errors. 2) TheScientific Attitude a) Curiosity i) Desire to learn withoutbeing misled ii) Simply accepting information b) Critical Thinking–careful styleof formingand evaluating information,not accepting things at facevalue like youdo whencurious i) Determine flawsof info ii) Consideralternatives iii) Search forhidden assumptionanddeciding to agree iv) Look forhidden bias assumption v) Discarding personal assumptionandbiases c) Skepticism i) Supportsaskingquestions aboutbehaviorand mental process ii) Holding doubts d) Humility i) Being awareand accepting of thefact that mistakes will bemade
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