Psychology review

Psychology review - Psychology- study of the mind -class...

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Psychology - study of the mind -class definition —the scientific study of the behavior (observable) of organisms (human/animal) -Authority figures , Reasoning and Judgment , Culture , and Media —most reliable source for learning new info. Clichés and Folk sayings —handed down generation to generation—becomes ingrained or factual to us Media - generally unreliable because the media is driven by MONEY —“If it bleeds…it leads!” Einstein on COMMON SENSE - “Common Sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18” The way we think critically and skeptically S -self deceptive, C - comprehensive(is all covered), R - replicable/repeatable, U - untrue/can it be proved, P - parsimonious(simple explanation is the best), L - logical, E - evidence(…is it good evidence?), S - some other explanation. SCRUPLES Barnum Effect - tendency that ppl have to accept vague and general personality as unique to them, although they could apply to anyone Empirical - observable/measurable Hypothesis - a tentative explanation Happiness - In an experiment, the independent variable
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