Applying the Scientific Model to the Decision-Making Process


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Scientific models are used to _____ complex ideas.

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1. Psychological research is a broad category of research. Which of the following does NOT often have a model to help describe it?

2. Currently, the common model of the human mind compares it to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what the scientific model is and how it can be used to help understand new, complex information in order to make better decisions. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the general purpose of the scientific model and how psychological models can fail.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The purpose of scientific models
  • Psychological research models
  • The current model of the human brain
  • Benefits and pitfalls of using models in decisions

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - understand the concept of the scientific model and how it relates to the decision-making process
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding psychological research and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the benefits of using models and their inherent weaknesses
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the main purpose of the scientific model

Additional Learning

To learn more about the scientific model, review the corresponding lesson on The Scientific Model & the Decision-Making Process. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define the scientific model and identify common uses
  • Distinguish the current and historical classification of the human mind
  • Learn the areas of psychological research studies
  • Appreciate the necessity for models in lieu of physical pieces
  • Understand the limitations of metaphorical models
  • Know the benefits arising from correct usage and understanding of models