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Psych 100

by: Chloe Carey
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Week 1
Intro to Psychology
Dr. Julie J. Chen
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Chloe Carey on Friday September 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 12065 at University of Illinois at Chicago taught by Dr. Julie J. Chen in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 50 views. For similar materials see Intro to Psychology in Psychology (PSYC) at University of Illinois at Chicago.


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Date Created: 09/23/16
8/25/16  Intro  to  sychology   1. What is psychology?   ● The science of person, mind, and brain. The  understanding of humans  ● Contemporary Psychologists rely on:  naturalistic (observations), surveying methods,  and experiments (what causes what)  2. Psychology starts with intuition.  3. Use scientific methods to carry out experiments  4. What are scientific questions?  ● Can be answered by gathering evidence through  scientific methods. Can be tested, can be  disproven  5. What are empirical questions?  ● Can be answered by making observations of the  world that provide answers.  ○ Ex. “how tall are you”  ● Normative questions: ask how a person should  act. Not scientific  ○ “Where do people usually hang out in your  dorm”   ● Questions of faith: rest on religious beliefs that  cannot be scientifically proven. Not scientific  ○ “Does god exist”  ● Questions of logic: are based solely on rules  for drawing statement conclusions. Not  scientific  ○ Does not need facts. Needs rules and  deductions  6. Critical thinking  ● Thinking logically  ● Questions assumptions  ● Evaluates evidence  ● Being open minded yet skeptical    


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