Long Beach City College Sociology The Scientific Method Discussion
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Chapter 1 Discussion
Consider the following popular beliefs:
Crime rates increase when the moon is full.
Venting anger is healthy.
Abused children become abusive adults.
If you’re depressed, think happy thoughts and you’ll feel better.
Visualize success, and you’ll achieve it.
Positive thoughts can cure disease.
Consider the scientific method in determining the credibility of these claims. Does evidence support these claims? Is the claim reasonable? Could bias contaminate the results? Use the guidelines considered in this chapter and apply critical thinking as you reason on these claims.