The use of the scientific method in Psychology. A2 Psychology. Introduction. Psychologists, like all scientists, use the Scientific Method to produce valid explanations of the world around them. This method has both advantages and disadvantages. The Scientific Method.
The use of the scientific method in Psychology
Example: the spontaneous generation theory
Life emerges from non-living matter
Mice emerge from dirty socks
Reject the theory
Place dirty socks in a glass jar for a few days
b) Why does the fact that it is objective make the findings more convincing?
b) Why does that fact that it is empirical make the findings more convincing?
1. Another advantage of the scientific method is that the theories are falsifiable
2. a)Describe how Selye’s research is falsifiable
b)Why does this falsifiability make the findings more convincing?