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Module 2: Thinking Critically with Psychological Science Impression of Psychology – satisfies curiosity Intuition and Common Sense – many of us believe that intuition and common sense are enough to bring fourth answers about human nature, they may aid but they are not free of error Hindsight Bias – “I-knew-it-all-along” phenomenon. We tend to believe, after learning about an outcome, that we would have foreseen it Over Confidence – We tend to think we know more than we actually do Scientific Attitude – Composed of curiosity, skepticism, and humility Critical Thinking – does not blindly accept arguments and conclusions. Examines assumptions, discerns, hidden values, evaluates evidence, and assesses conclusions. Scientific Method – use the method to construct theories that organize, summarize and simplify observations
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