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PSYC 314-Exam #1 Chapter 1-The Science of Psychology Ways to Acquire Knowledge - tenacity -accept knowledge because it has been repeated (i.e. superstition or habit) -example: “You can’t teach a dog new tricks.” -authority -accept knowledge because it comes from an authority figure -example: athletes in commercials telling us to buy shoes or researchers telling us that sun causes skin cancer *Problems—may be inaccurate* -experience/empiricism -acceptance of knowledge because obtained through direct experience -example: eyewitness testimony, Amstel is better beer because I’ve tried various types of beer *Problem—people’s perception affected by a number of variables/memory isn’t constant* -reason/logic -we apply reason and logic to a situation in order to gain knowledge -logical syllogism—scheme of formal logic with a major premise and minor premise *Problem—faulty logic* -science -1879-1 st psychology study at University of Leipzig in Germany (Wundt) -4 Key Elements 1. Objective measurement of the phenomenon
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYC 314 taught by Professor ??? during the Fall '05 term at Towson.

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