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Chapter Why Science

DRAMA 251 Chapter Notes - Chapter Why Science: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Informed Consent, Alphonse Chapanis

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Why Science

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Psyh  Why “iee? (due 1/5/17): outlines characteristics of science
Scientific Advances and World Progress
o Major social and technological changes over past century attributed to science
What is Science?
o The use of systematic observation in order to acquire knowledge
o Essential Elements:
Systematic observation is the core of science
Observation leads to hypotheses we can test
Science is democratic
Science is cumulative
Psychology as a Science
o There is still skepticism that psychology is a science
Dout partially eause psyhologial pheoea are’t diretly oservale
o Since thoughts are invisible, psychologists focus on behavior
o Pioneering researcher Francis Galton (fun fact: cousin of Charles Darwin)
Used pathes of olor to test people’s aility to distiguishig
Invented the self-report questionnaire
Had the idea to study twins to observe genetic and social factors
o Modern psychology is more sophisticated
Comparing self-reporting to peer-reporting and measuring discrepancies
Memory measures:
positive people have an easier time recalling pleasant events
negative people have an easier time recalling unpleasant events
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