Psychology 2840F/G Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Scientific Method, Psy, Construct Validity

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Information on psy 2840 midterm exam (prof. penner) the exam is primarily short- answer and will cover: Topics from lectures (up to and including feb 13th), the text (ch 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13), and the weird reading. Be able to: list and identify the four different sources of belief, experience (and anecdotal evidence): your own experience with a subject or others experiences. When we need to decide what to believe, our own experiences are powerful sources of information. Often, we base our opinion on the experience of friends and family. Experiences are confounded or confused, when you think that one thing caused an outcome but in fact other things changed, so you are confused what was the cause. Experience has no comparison group: intuition: using logic and thinking it through. Natural, or attempting to think about things logically .

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