This week we will be learning about the value of research and the scientific method in psychology. Many times claims are made to be true that appeal to intuition or to authority, but do not actually use the scientific method. To participate in this blog please complete the following steps:
1. First, find a research claim or reported news finding online from within the past month that you have found hard to believe or surprising and post a URL or link to that finding in this blog.
2. Comment on why you felt the finding is not believable by explaining how the finding falls short in terms of using the scientific method. For example (obviously not from the past month):
Humans only use 10% of the brain. (This fact is unequivocally false despite its persistence in pop culture, likely because it sounds believable (appeals to intuition) in that it provides hope to most that 'unlocking' hidden mental powers is possible.
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- Please refer to the attachment to answer this question. This question was created from Quiz 8.