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PSYC 101: General Psychology

Science vs. Pseudoscience

Science Pseudoscience
Willingness to change with new evidence Fixed ideas
Ruthless peer review No peer review
Takes account of all new discoveries Selects only favorable discoveries
Invites criticism Sees criticism as conspiracy
Verifiable results Non-repeatable results
Limits claims of usefulness Claims of widespread usefulness
Accurate measurement "Ball-park" measurement



Bias Detection