IMPORTANCE OF SCIENCE FOR PSYCHOLOGY AND YOU

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IMPORTANCE OF SCIENCE FOR PSYCHOLOGY AND YOU - Improves your critical thinking - Improves your understanding of scientific content - Enhances your educational and professional performance How the scientific approach emerged - Early approaches o Wundt Analyzing quantified variables Isolating the variables Controlling the variables Utilized natural science methods Research Goals and Strategies: The basics - theories o Networks of plausible, organized, and logical principles and facts that attempt to explain the connections between various events o Functions Explaining Phenomena Organize existing knowledge Make predictions that can be tested o Good theories Organize concepts well Are Parsimonious Simple and easy to comprehend Make clear and testable predictions Falsifiable - Compare the two theories - Models o Models are like theories but not as organized o Models provide descriptions of the relationships between variables in a theory o
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