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Unformatted text preview: PSYCHOLOGY 100 Research Methods Phrenology Informal Reasoning Heuristics: General You have just entered into a town, Cognito, where 90% of the population are truckers and the other 10% are psychologists. Based on the description, tell me the occupation of the individual. Trucker Psychologist Heuristics Representativeness heuristic Base Rate - Base rate fallacy - Availability heuristic Cognitive biases – Confirmation bias – Hindsight bias – Hindsight is 20/20 I could have told you that the relief for hurricane Katrina was going to go poorly Overconfidence – What is your girlfriend’s favorite color? How many car accidents have your parents been in over the last 5 years? How sure are you? (0 – 100%) Scientific Method • 1. 2. 3....
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- Winter '09
- Correlation Coefficient, correlational designs, Cognito, Trucker Psychologist