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Scientific Understanding of Behavior

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 General Science and Research

Science Daily

How Science Works by David Goodstein, Cal Tech

Scientific Method FAQ from the sci.skeptic newsgroup.

Scientific Method: Elegant Experiments

Twenty Science Attitudes

Skepticism and Pseudoscience

Skeptic FAQ from the sci.skeptic newsgroup.

The Skeptics Society

Characteristics of Quack Theories This paper could serve as the basis for a great class discussion.

Intuition: Its Powers and Perils Website for book on intuition by David Myers. The book focuses on why we so often rely on intuition as well as why it is dangerously misleading. The website provides valuable information and many useful links.

Facilitated Communication: Mental Miracle or Sleight of Hand?

Urban Folklore Page

Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal  

Perspectives on ESP by David Myers - use the Articles link to find the information on ESP.

Basic Research and Applications

Some Fun Research Sites

These sites take an offbeat approach to research. They are a lot of fun and you can even learn something. Enjoy them now and really enjoy them after you have learned more about research methods.

Science and Values: The Case of Child Sexual Abuse

Practice Quiz

Use the Google search engine to find additional information on the scientific method.