1.1 What is psychology and what are its goals?
1.2 What is critical thinking?
1.3 How does psychology differ from false explanations of behavior?
1.4 How is the scientific method applied in psychological research?
1.5 How did the field of psychology emerge?
1.6 What are the contemporary perspectives in psychology?
1.7 What are the major specialties in psychology?
1.8 How is an experiment performed?
1.9 What is a double-blind experiment?
1.10 What nonexperimental research methods do psychologists use?
1.11 How good is psychological information found in the popular media?
Seeking Knowledge in Psychology
Isn’t psycholog y really just a matter of using your common sense? Actually, much “commonsense” wisdom is pure B.S. (B.S., of course, stands for Before Science). Many people regard themselves as expert “people watchers” and form their own commonsense theories of behavior. However, you may be surprised to learn how often self-appointed authorities and long-held commonsense beliefs about human behavior are wrong (Lilienfeld et al., 2010). Take a moment and read “Testing Commonsense Beliefs” for more information.
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