Stanovich Study Guide

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Barnum effect

the tendency to consider a personal description accurate if it it is stated in very general terms

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Case studies

an in depth focus on all aspects of a single person

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Chance

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Clever Hans

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College sophomore problem

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Connectivity principle

A new scientific theory must make contact with previously established empirical facts

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Control group

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Converging evidence

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Correlation and causation

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Dependent variable

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Directionality problem

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Joseph Goldberger

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ESP

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Empiricism

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Erratic eye movements

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Experimental control

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Facilitated communication

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Falsifiability

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Freud

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Gambler’s fallacy

the tendency for people to see the links between events in the past and events in the future that are 2 independent event.

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Hypothesis

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Illusory correlation

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Independent variable

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Learning styles

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Oddmatches

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Operational definition

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Opportunity costs

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Parsimony

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Peer review

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Pellagra

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31.“Person-who” statistics

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Placebo effects

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Probabilistic reasoning

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Pseudoscience

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Psychic scams

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Random assignment

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Random sample

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Reliability

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Replication

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Rorschach test

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Sample size

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Selection bias

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Spurious correlations

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Statistics (in psychology)

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Testimonials

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The Amazing Randi

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Third-variable problem

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Validity

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Vividness problem

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The 27 Club: Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin

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