UIUC PSYC 100 - Intuitive, Analytical, Algorithm, and Heuristic Thinking (2 pages)

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Different forms of thinking


Lecture number:
2
Pages:
2
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Lecture Note
School:
University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign
Course:
Psyc 100 - Intro Psych

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PSYC 100 1nd Edition Lecture 2 Outline of Last Lecture I What Is Psychology A Levels Of Analysis II Challenges Of Psychology III Psychology Is A Science B Biases And Fallacies IV Scientific Thinking C Definition Of Scientific Theory and Hypothesis D Scientific claims Outline of Current Lecture V Intuitive Vs Analytical Thinking VI Algorithm Vs Heuristic Thinking a Different types of heuristic thinking VII Definition of operational VIII What is naturalistic observation Current Lecture V Intuitive Vs Analytical Thinking Intuitive thinking is very quick and reflexive It requires minimal mental effort and is often correct It relies on heuristics defined below Analytical thinking is very slow and reflective It requires more mental effort than intuitive thinking It is also more reliable but it takes time VI Algorithm Vs Heuristic Thinking Algorithm thinking is guaranteed to be correct if used correctly An example of this would be math equations because when you are given an equation if you plug in the numbers correctly you are guaranteed to get the correct answer Heuristic thinking is a mental shortcut or rule of thumb It is generally fast and easy It usually works but sometimes does not There are two different types of heuristic thinking One is representative heuristic in which we judge the probability of an event by its superficial similarity to a well known example When we do so we are committing something known as the base rate fallacy The other is known as availability 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 heuristic which we estimate the likelihood of an occurrence based on the ease with which it comes to mind This is often highly influenced by the media VII Definition of operational The definition of operational is a variable in terms of how it s measured An example of this would be aggression in children It has to be measureable VIII What is



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