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Psychology
Course
PSY1101
Professor
A L L
Semester
Fall

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PSY1101NotesPsychologyScientific study of how we feel think and behaveScopeMajority people think physiotherapy is what psychologists do but its only minorPsychologists hired to make websites MicrosoftHired to investigate cause of crashStudy criminal mindIThe need for psychological scienceAWhyA1limits of intuition oIntuition cant generate scientific knowledgeoCan be misleadingA 2limits of common senseoCommon sense is the result of experience having gone through somethingoComes from KnowledgeoIt does not generate new knowledgeoHindsight bias I knew it all along phenomenonOnce event happens outcome is clear know details etcHave tendency to think we can easily predict outcomeIf we know outcomewe think outcome is obviousIf outcome not knownpredicting outcome is not obviousA 3overconfidenceoTendency to over exaggerate estimate how accurate our knowledge isoThere is a gap between how accurate our knowledge is and our confidenceA 4illusory correlation oTendency to see relation between two variables that dont existoEx 13 is unlucky black cats unluckyoCognitive effectsIllusory correlation affects thisAffects memory and attentionPay attention to events that correlateRemember better anything that supports illusory correlationA 5perceiving order in random eventsoUncomfortable with uncertainty so we always try to find patterns Try to make world more orderlyoLook for patterns that dont exist1
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