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Myers PSYCHOLOGY (9th Edition in Modules) Module 2 Thinking Critically with Psychological Science
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Thinking Critically With Psychological Science Psychologists use the science of behavior and mental processes to better understand why people think, feel and act as they do.
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After watching their favorite team lose a game, Emma and her friends commented to each other about how they had always known the loss was inevitable. Psychologists call this: A. overconfidence. B. the false consensus effect. C. the hindsight bias. D. an illusory correlation.
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Thinking Critically With Psychological Science Hindsight Bias we tend to believe, after learning an outcome, that we would have foreseen it the “I-knew-it-all-along” phenomenon
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Overconfidence Sometimes we think we know  more than we actually know.  Anagram BARGE GRABE ENTRY ETYRN WATER WREAT How long do you think it  would take to unscramble  these anagrams? People said it would take about 
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Unformatted text preview: 10 seconds, yet on average they took about 3 minutes (Goranson, 1978). Critical Thinking Critical thinking does not accept arguments and conclusions blindly. It examines assumptions, discerns hidden values, evaluates evidence and assesses conclusions. The Amazing Randi C o u r t e s y f h J a m R n d i E c F Thinking Critically With Psychological Science Critical Thinking thinking that does not blindly accept arguments and conclusions examines assumptions discerns hidden values evaluates evidence assesses conclusions The Scientific Method Theory an explanation using an integrated set of principles that organizes and predicts observations. Expresses a general idea. Hypothesis a testable prediction a specific statement that we can test. often implied by a theory...
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