Running head: PSYCHOLOGY
QUESTION 1: Why is psychology considered a science?
Psychology is considered a science because it uses the scientific knowledge in treatment
and finding out the results. Psychology is based on hypothesis testing. Psychology is connected
to medicine in some parts. Medicine involves well-researched information and this is similar to
psychology which involves testing ideas. Psychology aims at testing how the brain works and
this involves hypothesis. Psychology is considered as a social science because research on
psychology is aimed at improving the world. The same way science involves curiosity,
skepticism, objectivity, and critical thinking, psychology is also involved in these scientific
attitudes (Brennan, & Houde, 2017).
QUESTION 2: A scientist has formed the following hypothesis: Students who listen to
music while studying will take longer to complete their reading and remember less of it.
Once she has constructed her hypothesis, what are the three steps that she should follow to
complete her experiment? State the steps and give an example of how to complete each
The next step is performing a prediction of what to do to know if the hypothesis is true or
false. For example, he could take college stude...