字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Welcome to the foundations of science course at Michigan State University. Throughout this course we will repeatedly compare claims made and in pseudoscientific manners, compared to those that are scientifically based. As this course progresses we will look at such topics as astrology verses astronomy, the loss continent of Atlantis versus plate tectonics, alchemy verses chemistry and the loch ness monster and bigfoot versus ecology and evolution. What we will find is that by following the concepts of matter and those of energy and the different disciplines we can form a framework that will allow you to critically think about the likelihood of these pseudoscientific scientific claims. We're going to start this journey with the field of psychology. Psychology is the study of the human mind and how it functions; there are many different sub-disciplines, for example behavioral neuroscience which looks at the biology behind thinking and feeling. Scientists in this field might investigate the effects of pharmaceuticals on brain function and then behavior. Developmental psychology which looks at how thoughts and feelings change as you grow from a baby through adulthood and into old age and death. For example, how does your ability to learn change as you get older? Social psychology which looks at how individual thoughts and feelings interact within group level dynamics and other sub-disciplines include clinical psychology, personality psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, educational psychology and health psychology. For this module will be looking at a very specific aspect that falls under cognitive psychology; which looks at how people attain, process and store information. We will be focusing our attention on people's ability to observe and reason from their experiences. And for this pseudoscientific comparison we'll be looking at these ideas with the context of which is. This will in turn allow us to see why science in critical thinking are important skills for people to have and will set the stage for a comparison of science and pseudoscience for the rest of the course. So check out the rest of materials in this week's module and let's get started!