And yet you should be skeptical because science is fallible and prone to

And yet you should be skeptical because science is

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And yet you should be skeptical because science is fallible and prone to mistakes Science vs. intuition: - Intuition isn’t rational; it can be biased - Two main ways intuition leads us astray: We love easy answers -> common sense We love the answer we already have -> tenacity - We are cognitive misers and this is a complicating factor - This means that we are lazy and we have an answer (and we like it) so we’re only going to gather confirming information instead of working hard to understand opposing evidence - It is very difficult to get rid of stereotypes; you don’t remember the incidences that are anti-stereotypic - Confirmation bias is another complicating factor - Easy answers are good stories; stories that make sense and so you follow them easily - They are easy to believe because they make sense - Ex. catharis: Freud used the idea of a steam engine to describe what happens when you have id urges and other responses of the psyche; you release this energy or “steam” through catharsis - There is no evidence for catharsis - Bushman (2002): he brought people into his lab and insulted them to frustrate them; they could either have a few minutes to sit quietly or punch a punching bag - Control people were lower than baseline level for aggression and catharsis group were higher than baseline level meaning Freud was wrong about catharsis
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  • Fall '15
  • Dr. Ostovich

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