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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/8/11 Psychology as a Science 8/23/2011 What we’re doing today: RAM 1 Lecture Pseudoscience Application Activity
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9/8/11 Early Approaches Single successful case by chance± lucky guess Also, oracles might say something ambiguous: “The king is sustaining himself” seems right when: He’s making lamb stew He’s resting He’s getting a drink
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9/8/11 Early Approaches Semmelweis, the mother savior Gather new data to rule out hypotheses, form new specific hypotheses, gather more data to test that, repeat… Gradually accumulate knowledge and get closer to the truth
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9/8/11 Lessons from Early Approaches Chance lucky hits might seem to ‘confirm’ an idea. Ambiguity is a problem too. Ask “what happens if I do this. ..?” Change circumstances to check your ideas. Gather new data, rule out specific hypotheses, gather more data, keep repeating. Over time, science has developed out of
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9/8/11 The Scientific Method
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9/8/11 Where does psychology fit?
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