INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY PSY 100
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PSY 100 Lecture 3 1272010 42100 PM Hindsight Bias I knew it all along phenomenon o After learning the outcome of an event many people believe they could have predicted that very outcome Scientific attitude o Share same assumptions as other sciences 0 Assume that a real world exists We can get in touch with it through measurement Eventsbehaviors have causes Seek accurate prediction Seek control of variables to convince us of the correctness of our conclusion Critical thinking o Does not accept arguments and conclusions blindly o Examines assumptions discerns hidden values evaluates evidence and assesses conclusions o Asks questions so they can be answered o Combines information and sees connections One of the goals of this class is to help us to think critically o Learn to ask right questions o What do psychologists do o How do they do it o What is known o What is unknown o How can they find it out Survey collecting selfreported attitudes opinions or behaviors of people usually done by questioning a representative random sample of people Survey random sampling o If each member of a population has an equal chance of inclusion into a sample it is random unbiased If the survey sample is biased its results are not valid Naturalistic Observation o Observing and recording the behavior of animals in the wild and recording selfseating patterns in a multiracial school lunchroom constitute naturalistic observation Case Study 0 O O O In depth description of what happens when interacting with one person o Provides rich database of information o Yields valuable information but may or may not generalize to others Descriptive methods o Case studies surveys and naturalistic observations describe behaviors c We can also describe things by observing what things seem to move together that is be related to another somehow Correlational experiences Two things changing together but not necessarily related