PSYB01H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Pseudoscience

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12 May 2015
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Qualitative research: qualitative methods, such as participant observation, intensive interviewing, and focus groups used to study and understand phenomena in terms of the meanings people attach to them cultural psychology: studies how our culture shapes our thinking and how our thinking shapes culture cross culture psychology: a cross cultural researcher might examine whether certain personality traits such as extraversion and introversion are universal across a variety of cultures. Allows for other researchers to see if the same study can be repeated with the same finding peer review: process by which other independent reviewers (meaning no relationship with the researchers whose work is under review) evaluate the scientific merit of the work pseudoscience: fascinating claims that are touted as scientifically proven and bolstered by fervent, public testimonials of believers who have experienced first hand or who have claimed to witness the phenomenon ex.

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