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Introduction to Psychology 11th Edition

Introduction to Psychology (11th Edition)

Book Edition11th Edition
Author(s)Kalat
ISBN9781305271555
PublisherCengage Learning
SubjectPsychology
Section 2.1: Evaluating Evidence and Thinking Critically
Review Questions
Chapter 2, Section 2.1, Review Questions , Exercise 1
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What does it mean to say that a theory is "falsifiable"?

(a) Research has contradicted the theory.

(b) We can imagine results that would contradict the theory.

(c) Most people disagree with the theory.

(d) People are still debating whether the theory is correct.

Explanation

Falsifiable is a theory that is false and where it is contradicted by researcher and there is evidence to prove. Like example, Freud's theory on levels of mind conscious, unconscious and unconscious is falsifiable because it is hard to prove and measure subconscious and conscious mind.

Answer

(a) Research has contradicted the theory

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