Psychology 256- Intro

Psychology 256- Intro - d. Rational- knowledge based on...

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What is research psychology? 1. Methods of knowing or acquiring knowledge a. Tenacity- loud and often i. This doesn’t mean it’s true- fact check is necessary b. Intuition- common sense i. Beware of illusory correlations (two things go together) c. Authority- someone with credentials i. Beware of authorities speaking out of bounds ii. “Halo effect” people viewed as experts in all areas
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Unformatted text preview: d. Rational- knowledge based on reason e. Empirical method- knowledge based on observation f. Scientific method 2. What is science? a. Use of systematic empiricism (observation) b. Production of public knowledge i. Peer review c. Examination of solvable problems i. Falsifiable theory...
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2011 for the course PSYCH 256 taught by Professor Dasilva during the Spring '07 term at Calvin.

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