Out of all the concepts and and all of the theories I have learned over the past semester only one sticks out the most. Regardless of where my academic career leads me I will always remember the six principles of scientific thinking. These principles (Occam's Razor, Falsifiability, Replicability, Extraordinary Claims, Correlation vs. Causation, and ruling out rival hypotheses) lend themselves to more than just psychology. In the future, each of these principles can be applied to my every day life. They will help me make decisions about what I read and hear in the media and to evaluate that information objectively. Our textbook says to keep these words in mind "Insist on evidence". Not all of the information we hear in the media is accurate, and there is some information that is flat out wrong. Common sense is not always useful as it is inherently flawed by our own cognate biases that most of the time go unnoticed. That is why it's important to use these principles not just in science but in our day-to-day encounters.
What I will remember most
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