Unsystematic observation is simply the act of observing what is around you and looking for patterns in your observations. Building theories is a way of explaining the patterns you have observed. Evaluating propositions is when you reflect on your observations and your theory and decide if your theory was correct. Given these definitions of the three steps in the scientific process I am not sure that I have really employed this process in my life. At least not in trying to better understand my personality. If I ever used the scientific method as a means to better understand my personality, I can only think of one possible example that may be considered a proper example. When I was in high school I made the observation that most of the girls in school who were popular partied a lot on weekends, were sexually
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course PSY PSY 230 taught by Professor Lethafoster during the Spring '10 term at University of the Bío-Bío.