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9 Cards in this Set

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An explanation using an integrated set of principals that organizes and predicts observations
A branch of psychology involving the assesment and treatment of those who suffer psychological disorders
clinical research
Scientific study that aims to solve practical problems
applied research
Pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base
Basic research
The long-standing controversy over the relative contributions of genes and experience to the development of psychological traits and behaviors
Nature-nurture issue
The science of behavior and mental processes
The tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one would have forseen it
hindsight bias / i-knew-it-all-along phenomenon
Thinking that does not blindly accept arguments and conclusions. Rather, it examines assumptions, discerns hidden values, evaluates evidence, and assesses conclusions
critical thinking
A branch of medicince dealing with psychological disorders; practiced by physicians and sometimes involving medical (for example, drug) treatments as well as psychological therapy