Thinking Critically with Psychological Science



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Thinking Critically With Psychological Science


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by Jim Foley

© 2013 Worth Publishers


Module 2: Research Strategies: How Psychologists Ask and Answer Questions

Topics To Study

Thinking flaws to overcome:

  • Hindsight bias
  • Seeing meaning in coincidences
  • Overconfidence error
  • The Scientific attitude:

    Curious, skeptical, humble

  • Critical Thinking
  • Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Experiments vs. real life
  • Culture and gender
  • How do we ethically study
  • Value judgments
  • Scientific Method: Theories and Hypotheses
  • Gathering Psych Data: Description, Correlation, and Experimentation/ Causation
  • Describing Psych Data: Significant Differences

Psychological Science: Overview

  • Typical errors in hindsight, overconfidence, and coincidence
  • The scientific attitude and critical thinking
  • The scientific method: theories and hypotheses
  • Gathering psychological data: description, correlation, and experimentation/causation
  • Describing data: significant differences
  • Issues in psychology: laboratory vs. life, culture and gender, values and ethics



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