6 Principles to Scientific Thinking

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There are various concepts in psychology that have made a huge impact in how I think about daily life and how I can approach issues. The concept that I've made the closest connection with was the "6 Principles of Scientific Thinking." They are at the very basics of psychology and are used throughout all levels and branches to scientifically think about multiple problems, tests, solutions and etc. The six principles of scientific thinking are: Ruling out rival hypothesis, correlation versus causation, falsifiability, replicability, extraordinary claims, and Occam's razor. Those scientific principles can be used both separately and in conjunction in almost any situation imaginable ranging from logically thinking about the pro's and con's of each option to analyzing a product advertised on TV to even ruling out false rumors read in a an article or on TV. The six Principles of Scientific Thinking are an amazing set of tools that are easy to use, but hard to master. But when mastered and used effectively, they can help distinguish fact from fiction, encourage critical thinking, and greatly improve one's life by causing the user, to stop and think about what he/she is hearing, reading, and seeing in today's society.

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