UNT BEHV 3200 - Exam 1 Study Guide (5 pages)

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Study guide for Quiz 1 over first four weeks of class


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University of North Texas
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Behv 3200 - Weird Behavior
Weird Behavior Documents

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BEHV 3200 001 Exam 1 Study Guide Weeks 1 4 Open mindedness September 2 What does it mean to be open minded Open mindedness willingness to consider new ideas Video on Open mindedness https www youtube com watch v T69TOuqaqXI Watch video and determine what you thought were valid points and what you disagreed with Did you agree with the video s definition of open mindedness Belief in the Weird September 4 What is weirdness Is it when someone believes something you don t Is it radical or new Characteristics of Weirdness little to no scientific justification defies common sense appeals to other sources of knowledge Why do people believe weird things Intermittent Reinforcement Sometimes weird things are true and because one weird thing is true it must mean that other weird things are as well regardless of a lack of evidence or justification Example Meteorites were deemed impossible until there was scientific evidence of them If giant rocks can fall from the sky then can ghosts aliens and the devil also exist Gender Gender does not influence the likelihood of belief but does influence the content of belief Example Women are more likely to believe in alternative healing and precognition internal intuitive beliefs while men are more likely to believe in aliens and monsters external beliefs Education Scientific education does not affect belief in pseudoscience there is no correlation between competency in science and likelihood to believe pseudoscience Walker et al 2001 Issue Science is taught as an assemblage of facts while education in critical thinking is lacking Locus of Control Some personality traits may predict susceptibility those with an eternal locus of control are more likely to believe pseudosciences External locus of control You are not the source of control in your life ie fate predestination etc Example When taking an exam success or failure would be due to professor or exam format Internal locus of control You are the driving force in your life Example When



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