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Module 1.1

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA01H3
Professor
Steve Joordens
Semester
Fall

Description
Chapter 1 – Introducing Psychological Science Module 1.1 – The Science of Psychology Anthropomorphism – act of treating objects or animals like people Psychology – scientific study of behaviour, thought, and experience Scientific method – is a way of learning about the world through collecting observation, proposing explanations for  the observations, developing theories to explain them, and using the theories to make predictions Hypothesis – testable prediction about processes that can be observed and measured Pseudoscience – ideas presented as science but do not actually use basic principles of scientific thinking or  procedure Theory – explanation for broad range of observations that also generates new hypotheses and integrates numerous  findings into a coherent whole Scientific literacy – the ability to understand, analyze, and apply scientific information Critical thinking – involves exercising curiosity and skepticism when evaluating the claims of others and with our  own assumptions and beliefs Principle of parsimony – of all competing explanations of phenomenon the simplest should be the one we
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