Psych_Outline_Chapter 1

Psych_Outline_Chapter 1 - Psychology Chapter 1 Thinking...

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Psychology Chapter 1: Thinking Critically with Psychological Science The Need for Psychological Science i) Hindsight bias-  (I-knew-it-all-along phenomenon)- tendency to believe, after  learning an outcome, that one would have foreseen it. b) Scientific Attitude i) Approaching world with  curious skepticism ii) Critical thinking- examining assumptions, discerns hidden values, evaluates  evidence, assesses conclusions.  c) Scientific Method i) Scientific Theory-  explains through an integrated set of principles that  organizes and predicts behaviors or events.  (1) A good theory produces testable predictions called  hypotheses. (a) To avoid biases, psychologists report research with   operational definitions - statement of procedures used to define  research variables. 1. this allows people to replicate observations 
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course PSY 1001 taught by Professor Waddell during the Fall '08 term at Villanova.

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