Chapter 1 notes - 1 a i Intuition(1 (a ,,andis ii...

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1) Chapter 1-Scientific understanding of behavior a) Intuition and authority i) Intuition (1) To unquestioningly believe what your mind perceives as true (a) This has its benefits in certain situations, but can also be detrimental, and is  never used by scientists ii) Authority (1) People are more prone to believing statements made by prestigious or credible  sources, even if it may not be true(news, magazines etc) (a) Again, the scientific method rejects blind trust of authority b) Skepticism i) Empiricism (1) Knowledge is based on observations ii) Falsifiability (1) An idea must be at least potentially falsifiable by data to be recognized by the  scientific method (a) IE-god c) Peer review i) The process of testing researched claims in the field by scientists other than the  original experimenter (1) A successful experiment must be repeatable to be treated as legitimate d) Integration of Intuition, skepticism, and authority
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2011 for the course PSY 418 taught by Professor Haley during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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Chapter 1 notes - 1 a i Intuition(1 (a ,,andis ii...

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