PSYC 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Confounding, Standard Score, Psychological Science

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Today"s psychological science does document a vast intuitive mind. Our thinking, memory, and attitudes operate on two levels conscious and unconscious. We need psychological science to ensure two opposite scenarios don"t have the same answer, leading to errors. Just asking people how and why they felt or acted as they did can sometimes be misleading not because common sense is usually wrong, but because common sense more easily describes what has happened than what will happen. Hindsight bias: i knew it all along phenomenon . Inclination, after an event has occurred, to see the event as having been predictable, despite there having been little or no objective basis for predicting it. Humans tend to think we know more than we do. Knowing the answers to something tends to make us overconfident (ex). In these 3 anagrams, wreat, etryn, grabe, people would say they can solve this within a minute or two. When given solution, we tend to become overconfident.

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