《How to Think Straight About Psychology》的笔记-The Achilles' Heel of Human Cognition
- 章节名：The Achilles' Heel of Human Cognition
- 2016-06-26 12:26:53
Reminds me of the many instances when students of psych 1 (me included) questioned the politically controversial findings in our textbook. But the thing is, when we do so, did they lose probabilistic thinking or were they concerned about the effect on such claims on a lay person who lacks probabilistic thinking? Just something to think about for self-righteous psychologists.However, very similar probabilistic statements about behavioral trends cause widespread disbelief and are often dismissed by many people with the first appearance of a single "man-who." Most psychology instructors have witnessed a very common reaction when they discuss the evidence on certain behavioral relationships. For example, the instructor might present the fact that children's scholastic achievement is strongly related to the socioeconomic status of their households and to the educational level of their parents...
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