Chapter 1 - Skeleton - Psy250: Scientific Inquiry Course...

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Psy250: Scientific Inquiry Course Introduction and Chapter 1 Scientific Understanding of Behavior
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Who talks more…
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Take Home Message Need to conduct scientific research in order to answer questions like…
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Do Research Methods Matter? Television, newspaper, magazines, books all report research results Used in many occupations Public policy
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Ways of Knowing Intuition Authority Science
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Intuition Accept unquestioningly what own personal judgment or anecdotal evidence tells you Often want to find a cause for your own behavior or what you personally observe in the world Ex. Makeo out in public -> they are showing off Buuuuut…
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Authority Accept the validity of information from a source that is judged to be an expert or influential in some way Examples: parents; take someone’s ( authority) opinion.
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Authority and Intuition are not necessarily wrong But…scientists do not accept unquestioningly Scientists skeptical of what they see and hear How do scientists know about the world and gain knowledge?
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Empiricism: knowledge based on observation
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Chapter 1 - Skeleton - Psy250: Scientific Inquiry Course...

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