Chapter 1 - psychology is a way of thinking. Empirist = to base one"s conclusions on systematic observations; what psychologists are. Producers of research information = researching + analyzing data + presenting them at research meeting. Consumers of research information = read about research so they can later apply it to their work, hobbies, relationships, / personal growth. Many psychologists are both > when planning their research are studying work of other before them. Evidence-based treatments = a psychotherapy technique whose effectiveness has been supported by empirical research. (cid:1688)interrogating information(cid:1689) = consumer of research needs to know how to ask the right qs, determine the answers, + evaluate study on basis of those answers. Study: patient + facilitator both presented w/ 2 different drawings but didn"t know > client asked to type name of object w/ help of facilitator. Results: client typed out name that fit drawing that facilitator saw.