maya psych 5 - Chapter 1 Thinking Critically With...

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Chapter 1: Thinking Critically With Psychological Science hindsight bias = tendency to perceive an outcome that has occurred as being obvious and predictable scientific approach = characterized by curiosity, skepticism, and humility critical thinking = scientific inquiry encouraged by reasoning that examines assumptions, discerns hidden values, evaluates evidence, and assesses conclusions theory = explanation using an integrated set of principles ways to conduct research = descriptive methods, correlation, and experimental methods case study = research strategy in which one or more individuals is studied into depth in order to reveal universal principles of behavior survey = method in which a group of people is questioned about their attitudes or behavior false consensus effect = tendency to overestimate others’ agreement with us naturalistic observations = research method in which people or animals are directly observed in their natural environments correlation coefficient =
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course PYSCHOLOGY 1101 taught by Professor Cameronmiller during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State.

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