PSY 250 MPW Science vs. Non-science Now you should be very familiar with the scientific process, or as the book calls it, the theory-data cycle. This cycle is what makes something a science. It is very important for this class that you understand what the cycle is and how it works. So, I want you to think about what you would do at each step along the cycle if you were to use the cycle to investigate a phenomenon (“a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question”, Google.com). For this worksheet the phenomenon I want you to think about is social media use and happiness. (By the way, there’s a lot of research on this topic, if you want to look for it.) Step 1: Theory What is the general principle about social media use and happiness? Does one lead to the other? Are they both just related but not in a causal way? Are they unrelated? Please say more than ‘they are related’ – how are they related? (It doesn’t matter for this
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