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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 2410
Professor
Dan Meegan
Semester
Winter

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Barriers to Scientific Progress y Example reading disability dyslexiaEarly Hypothesis1930s y Dyslexia is a VISUAL problem y Characterized by a reversal errorsConfusing b for d or was for saw Evidence accumulates to support hypothesis1 Reversals frequent in dyslexicsProblem tendency to look for confirming evidence reversals in dyslexics and ignore disconfirming reversals in nondyslexicsSolution controlled studiesResultBoth dyslexics and nondyslexics make reversal errorsDyslexics do make more reversal errorsbut they also make more nonreversal errorsConclusion reversals are normal for children during reading acquisition2 Dyslexics worse on visual perception tasksProblem tasks labeled perceptual often involve other processes eg Memory attention Thus poor performance by dyslex
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