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University of Pittsburgh
Psy 0010 - Introduction to Psychology

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PSY 0010 1nd Edition Lecture 2 Outline of Last Lecture I Introduction to the Class II What is Psychology III Psychology in the Real World Outline of Current Lecture II Applied Clinical Professions III Research IV Surverys V Experiments Current Lecture Applied Clinical Professionals Must be licensed Psychologists o Licensed psychologists can administer psychotherapy o Only a few states where psychologists can prescribe drugs Psychiatrists can also administer psychotherapy o Are also medical doctors o Can administer prescriptions Clinical Social Worker o Can administer psychotherapy Professional Counselor o Either masters or bachelors degree in some psychological field Research These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute How do we know what we know o Is the foundation of the psychological field o Applications of psychology in theory and the field are based in research o Psychology the study of how we think feel and behave The Need for Psychological Science o Intuition Believing something because it feels right Okay in some instances We need to do more than have intuition o Common Sense We can t rely on common sense Maybe common sense and research finding may be the same but we need empirical evidence o Empirical Evidence Claims and research findings based in observation or experimentation very important Hindsight Bias o The I knew it all along phenomenon o Hindsight is 20 20 o does not provide a good foundation based in research Over confidence o Sometimes we think we know a lot more than we actually know o Many times researchers must replicate experiments to see if the findings are truly the same The Scientific Attitude o A Curiosity o B Skepticism Don t be gullible o C Humility Critical Thinking o Examine the argument o Evaluate the quality of the research EX choosing strategies that are well founded and proven to bring about good results Consider who the

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