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Psychology Ch.1

psychology the scientific study of the mind, brain, and behavior
levels of analysis rungs on a ladder of analysis, with lower levels tied most closely to biological influences and higher level tied most closely to social influences
multiply determined caused by many factors
naive realism belief that we see the world precisely as it is
confirmation bias tendency to seek out evidence that supports our hypotheses and deny, dismiss, or distort evidence that contradicts them
belief perseverance tendency to stick to our initial beliefs even when evidence contradicts them
metaphysical claim assertion about the world that is not testable
pseudoscience set of claims that seems scientific but aren't
ad hoc immunizing hypothesis escape hatch or loophole that defenders of a theory use to protect their theory from falsifiation
apophenia tendency to perceive meaningful connections among unrelated phenomena
pareidolia tendency to perceive meaningful images in meaningless visual stimuli
terror management theory theory proposing that our awareness of our death leaves us with an underlying sense of terror with which we cope by adopting reassuring cultural worldviews
scientific skepticism approach of evaluating all claims with an open mind but insisting on persuasive evidence before accepting them
correlation-causation fallacy error of assuming that because one thing is associated with another, it must be the cause of the other
falsifiable capable of being disproved
replicability when a study's findings are able to be duplicated, ideally by independent investigators
introspection method by which trained observers carefully reflect and report on their mental experiences
structuralism school of psychology that aimed to identify the basic elements of psychological experience
behaviorism school of psychology that focuses on uncovering the general laws of learning by looking at observable behavior
functionalism school of psychology that aimed to understand the adaptive purposes of psychological characteristics
psychoanalysis school of psychology that focuses on internal psychological processes of which we're unaware
cognitive psychology school of psychology that proposes that thinking is central to understanding behavior
cognitive neuroscience relatively new field of psychology that examines the relation between brain functioning and thinking
Created by: rlhaas
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