Chapter 1 is mainly an introduction to the subject of psychology. The scientific theory and how it is used in psychology just like any other science. Important people from psychology's past are also featured in this chapter along with the goals they had for psychology and science as well as the lasting impacts they made on the subject. Light is also shed on different types of pseudoscience and how advertisement can gather such a following like; exaggerated claims, overreliance on anecdotes, absence of connectivity to other research, lack of review by other scholars or replication by independent labs, lack of self- correction when contrary evidence is published, meaningless "psychobabble" that uses fancy scientific-sounding terms that don't make sense, and talk of "proof" instead of "evidence". The pseudoscience section was probably the most interesting to me because I had never really thought about the claims that were made versus what is considered to be science. I would not have caught the use of the word "proof" instead of "evidence" which is a huge warning that the claim is not scientific.