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Psychology
Course
PSYCH 253
Professor
Hilary B Bergsieker
Semester
Fall

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PSYCH 253- January 14 Ideal Scientific vs. Intuitive Thinking  Ideal Scientific o Expends effort, caution to reach correct conclusions o Seeks out evidence that could falsify a hypothesis o Attends to evidence that violates own hypothesis o Does not act to alter the observed phenomenon  Intuitive Thinking o Rushes to judgement o Does not seek out/ ignores falsifying information Inferential Heuristics  Easy intuitive judgements involve computations our minds perform naturally and automatically without deliberation  Other judgements are not as easy  Attribute Substitution- When judgements tax information processing capacities, people often substitute an answer for a feeling  Feeling Heuristic o Our reliance on the feelings that we experience to make a decision o Problems  Contaminated by irrelevant experiences  Representativeness Heuristic o A tendency to classify something according to how similar it seems to a typical case o Using a schema to make a judgement (if it looks like a ball and moves like a ball, it IS a
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