Lecture 9e - Module 2, Module 3

Lecture 9e Module - Module 2 Thinking Critically with Psychological Science Module 3 Research Strategies How Psychologists Ask and Answer Questions

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1 Module 2 Thinking Critically with Psychological Science Module 3 Research Strategies: How Psychologists Ask and Answer Questions Chapter Overview I. Thinking critically with psychological science II. Simple description III. Correlation IV. Experimentation V. Statistical reasoning VI. Frequently asked questions: “counter-intuitive” (“surprising”) examples of what psychological research has revealed so far I. Thinking critically with psychological science A. Intuition and common sense have limits. 1. Contradictions in common sense: “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” “Out of sight, out of mind.” 2. Hindsight bias: finding out that something has happened makes it seem inevitable. “Monday morning quarterbacking.” 3. Overconfidence: we tend to think and act as though we knew much more than we really know. Habits of mind and educated guesses are usually very useful. B. Critical thinking does not blindly accept arguments and conclusions. Rather, it examines assumptions, discerns hidden values, evaluates
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course PSCH 100 taught by Professor Rosanova during the Fall '08 term at Ill. Chicago.

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Lecture 9e Module - Module 2 Thinking Critically with Psychological Science Module 3 Research Strategies How Psychologists Ask and Answer Questions

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