Through my experiences in Psychology 1001 this semester, as well as a keen interest in Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me With Science," it is likely that I am most apt to remember the six Scientific Thinking Principles. From chapter 1 and beyond, these principles (ruling out rival hypothesis, correlation vs causation, falsifiability, replicability, extraordinary claims, and occam's razor) have played a key role in learning and understanding how psych studies, as well as principles and theories are examined by others. By learning the concepts behind these terms, I have grown keen to critically analyze advertisements and other things in our daily lives that may not hold 100% truth. Like reading the fine print before signing a contract, these principles have opened my eyes to the potentially misleading information present in our society.
nuh nuh nuhhhhhh nuh, SCIENCE!
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