AP Psych

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AP Psych
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  1. Hindsight bias
    • a tendancy to believe, after learning an outcome, that one could have foreseen it.
    • the "I knew it all along" phenomenon
  2. Critical Thinking
    • thinking that does not blindly accept arguments and conclusions. Rather, it examines assumptions, discerns hidden values, evaluates evidence, and assesses conclusions.
    • what do you mean?
    • how do you know?
  3. Theory
    an explanation using an intergrated set of principles that organizes and predicts observations
  4. Hypothesis
    • a testable prediction, often implied by a theory
    • specifies which results would support the theory and which would disconfirm it.
  5. Operational definition
    • a statement of the proceedures (operations) used to define research variables.
    • For example, human intelligence may be operationally defined as what an intelligence test measures.
  6. Replication
    repeating the esscence of a research study, usually with different participants in different situations, to see whether the basic finding extends to other participants and circumstances.

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