New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

First week of Psychology notes 8/24-8/28

by: Riley McCarty

First week of Psychology notes 8/24-8/28 1000

Marketplace > University of Missouri - Columbia > Psychlogy > 1000 > First week of Psychology notes 8 24 8 28
Riley McCarty
General Psychology
Ines Segert

Almost Ready


These notes were just uploaded, and will be ready to view shortly.

Purchase these notes here, or revisit this page.

Either way, we'll remind you when they're ready :)

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

Hey guys! These notes are all of the notes taken the first week of class. The are very detailed, and contain a lot of examples! Hope you enjoy.
General Psychology
Ines Segert
Class Notes
25 ?




Popular in General Psychology

Popular in Psychlogy

This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Riley McCarty on Saturday August 29, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to 1000 at University of Missouri - Columbia taught by Ines Segert in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see General Psychology in Psychlogy at University of Missouri - Columbia.


Reviews for First week of Psychology notes 8/24-8/28


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 08/29/15
Thinking Like A Psychologist gScientific Version Laura Buxton decided for her 10th birthday that she wanted to do something unusual So she put her name and address inside a balloon and let it go Ten days later Laura received a letter from a girl 140 miles away saying that she found her balloon the weird thing was is that her name was Laura Buxton too When the two Laura s met they both had same hair color same height ten years old 3 year old black lab and a grey rabbit Was this fate Was it fate Initially this case looks strange and weird but once you look closer the girls are not exactly the same They are just similar The media only talked about how the two girls were alike so how were they different Don t look at the facts alone you need to know the background break it down 2 things happen all the time just by chance Coincidence Happens Ruling out coincidence as explanation Don t rely merely on personal experience or anecdote rumors Eliminating Sources of Bias Not letting emotions or desires in uence interpretation Looking at all possible data in a systematic complete way Not ignoring what we don t like or what doesn t fit Critical Thinking vs Gut Reactions Critical Thinking systematically evaluating information to reach conclusion supported by evidence 1 W Coincidence Selective Recall Confirmation Bias Affect Bias Availability Bias Gamblers Fallacy Coincidence Laura s Case surprising co occurrence of events that we think is meaningfully related Sports are big in coincidence particularly behavior and game outcome Blair Wash Lucky Charm Misinterpreted coincidence 2 Selective Recall tendency to remember only facts or events that are unusual personally enhancing or fit narrative Extrovert vs Introvert Experiment Prevents systematic examination Q Refers to memory process 3 Confirmation Bias tendency to accept facts that fit our pre existing beliefs and to discount facts that are contradictory 0 Seek things to confirm ignore things that go against what we believe 0 Cherry Picking O Refers to how we collect information Q Great for lawyers seek only good information Q Prevents attempts to falsify hypothesis O Don t seek information that contradicts belief 4 Affect Bias make judgements based on emotions with little input from deliberative reasoning O Mood can in uence decisions If a judge is stuck in traffic for hours he is more likely going to give a harsher punishment than if he was in a better mood 0 In uence can be unconscious 5 Availability Bias make judgements on the basis of which examples come most easily to mind 0 When media covers certain event your opinion tends to change 0 Shark week increases your thoughts on the risk of getting in the ocean 0 Examples which come most easily to mind are unconsciously thought to be more common 0 In uences your judgement O Overestimates risks


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Amaris Trozzo George Washington University

"I made $350 in just two days after posting my first study guide."

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.