Section 2, Modules 3-5 - Psychology 1101 January 13, 2012...

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Psychology 1101 January 13, 2012 Research participation Uga.sona-systems.com Maximum 2 hours of online experiments Read an article about psychology research o 2 page article summary = 1 hour of credit o 1 page article summary = ½ hour of credit Research participation between January 17 – April 27. Psychology’s Scientific Method Section 2, Modules 3-5 Important to study Psychology scientifically Can’t rely on “common sense”, anecdotal evidence Hindsight bias – tendency to believe after learning the outcome that one would have foreseen it (ex. 9/11 – leaving towers, politics) Anecdotal evidence: very vivid, compelling, makes it seem truthful, will believe over scientific evidence o Can’t assume one person’s experience applies to everyone o Can’t assume that anecdote is accurate (truth might be distorted to look better to others, could be false) Steps of the Scientific Method Prediction: formulate a hypothesis o
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2012 for the course PSYC 86-407 taught by Professor Vandellen during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Section 2, Modules 3-5 - Psychology 1101 January 13, 2012...

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