Intro lecture - FALL 2008

Intro lecture - FALL 2008 - What you can get out of this...

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10/23/11 1 Science literacy “Consumer education” Intrinsic interest value What you can get out of this course
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10/23/11 2 Do some people have ESP abilities? Is there an unconscious mind? Are IQ tests valid? Are personality traits inherited? How are memories stored in the brain? What causes schizophrenia? Does spanking harm children? Do violent movies make violent people? What do dreams mean? What do women want? The kinds of questions you’d like psychology to be able to answer
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10/23/11 3 These are empirical questions: to be answered by observation, measurement, experimentation & logic-- and not by armchair speculation, ideology, folk wisdom or … psychobabble psychobaloney
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10/23/11 5 Things that are just plain interesting: Some examples
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10/23/11 6 Rodin – The Kiss
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Outa luck?
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10 Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a ttoal mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed
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