Unformatted text preview: from primping and feeding Fritz’s numerous siblings. Is this a valid question for scientific psychology? a. yes b. no 5. A cognitive psychologist might wonder what Fritz notices and what he doesn’t, how he associates one cue with another, how much or how little he may remember of specific episodes, and how this influences his moods. Is this a valid question for scientific psychology? a. yes b. no 6. The “hard sciences” (chemistry, physics, and so on) aspire to be “objective,” “rational” and “value-free”; their goal is to be accurate, and to provide “the right answer.” – Suppose that Fritz were to fall ill from some terrible terminal disease. If all of these representatives of schools of thought in psychology were to be called in by Fritz’s vet and if they were asked to advise whether Fritz should live or die, could scientific psychology give “the right answer”? Would that be a valid question for scientific psychology? a. yes b. no...
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