Module 2 - 1 Thinking Critically with Psychological Science...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Thinking Critically with Psychological Science Module 2 2 Thinking Critically with Psychological Science The Need for Psychological Science The limits of Intuition and Common Sense The Scientific Attitude The Scientific Method FAQS About Psychology 3 The Need for Psychological Science Intuition & Common Sense Many of us believe that intuition and common sense are enough to bring forth answers about human nature. Although intuition and common sense may aid queries, they are not free of error. 4 Errors of Common Sense Try this ! If you were to fold a piece of paper (0.1 mm thick) 100 times, how large do you think its thickness would be? 800,000,000,000,000 times the distance between the sun and the earth. 5 Hindsight Bias is the “I-knew-it-all-along” phenomenon. We tend to believe, after learning about an outcome, that we would have foreseen it. We knew that the dot.com stocks would plummet, only after they did. Hindsight Bias 6 Overconfidence We tend to think we know more than we actually do. Anagram BARGE GRABE ENTRY...
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2008 for the course PSYH 100 taught by Professor Khill during the Spring '08 term at Saint Louis.

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