Download e-book for iPad: An Introduction to Psychological Science [Canadian Edition] by Mark Krause; Stephen Smith; Daniel Corts; Dan Dolderman

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UNDERSTAND . . APPLY . . ANALYZE . . The key terminology of the scientific method The steps of the scientific method The biopsychosocial model to behaviour The use of the term scientific theory The concept of scientific literacy Almost everyone has misinterpreted someone else’s meaning in a conversation. You could misinterpret someone leaning closer to you as flirting when really you were just talking too softly. You could mistake someone’s tone of voice as being annoyed when that person was actually talking loudly to be heard over other people in the room.

The steps of the scientific method. 1 (p. 3) guides us through the steps of the scientific method. Scientific theories generate hypotheses, which are specific and testable predictions. If a hypothesis is confirmed, new hypotheses may stem from it, and the original theory receives added support. If a hypothesis is rejected, the original hypothesis may be modified and retested, or the original theory may be modified or rejected. ● The biopsychosocial model to behaviour. This is a model we will use throughout the text.

Emotions can tell us what we value, but they are not always helpful when it comes to making critical decisions. 1); however, it is important to put those aside to examine the studies themselves. 5. Tolerate ambiguity. Most complex issues do not have clear-cut answers. 3). 6. Consider alternative viewpoints and alternative interpretations of the evidence. 1). If you follow these steps, you will be well on your way to developing critical thinking habits and skills. However, determining what does not constitute critical thinking is important as well.

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