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Psychology
Course
PSY 274
Professor
C.Miller
Semester
Fall

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Scientific Approach evidence based claimsObservableDerived from andor contributing to theoryTested in an unbiased mannerreplicatedResults can be readily UnbiasedAre you trying to find the truth or are you trying to prove a pointScientific publications use a process called peer review to weed out biased researchBing claims that it is the most popular search engineReplicationIf it cant be reliably reproduced it is not empiricalHoroscopes psychics faith healers UFO sightings etcScientific TheoriesIdeasevidence basedScientific theories are a theory should account for some prior observations be able to make new predictions Why is a theory importantWhen you look blindly for patterns you can find a lot of nonsenseThere is a correlation between the numb
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