The purpose of this writing assignment is to assess your scientific thinking skills, in particular, your use of scientific skepticism.
1) Name and describe (in your own words) the Six Principles of Scientific Thinking (Lilienfeld, Chapter 1, pages 21-26), and state why you think it is important to use them when thinking about behavior.
2) Find three examples of claims made in newspapers, magazines, television, or the Internet that you think should be evaluated with a principle of scientific thinking. Describe the source and the claim made for each example. (Note: each of your examples must highlight a different principle of scientific thinking.)
3) For each claim, cite and describe the principle that applies, and show how it applies.
4) This paper should be approximately 3-4 pages double spaced, 1 inch margins, with 12 point font. Please upload your work as a word document.