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Clever Hans example Extraordinary claim- horse clever hans could answer questions Lessons from Clever Hans How do we compensate for biases- be skeptical, “blind” observers, test a counter- hypothesis] Controlled observations—scientific thinking Problems with intuition Heuristics- mental rule of thumb o Representative Heuristic- characteristics of the object described o Availability Heuristic- Biases Conformation bias- Mother of all biases, tendency to seek out evidence that supports our biases o Wason Task Hindsight bias- Overconfidence- thought would do better than actually did Goals of Psychology Description- Prediction- when will the behavior occur Explanation- why the behavior occur Control- what cause the behavior to occur The scientific method Replicability- the repeated process of the scientific method Good scientific theories: Generate hypotheses-
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Empirical- Falsifiable- able to prove wrong o Ex. Freud- Research methods in Psy
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