Challenging Your Preconceptions: Thinking Critically About Psychology / Edition 2

Challenging Your Preconceptions: Thinking Critically About Psychology / Edition 2

by Randolph A. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534267394

ISBN-13: 9780534267391

Pub. Date: 07/18/2001

Publisher: Cengage Learning


This supplement supports the development of critical thinking skills necessary to success in the introductory psychology course. The chapter sequence mirrors the organization of the typical introductory psychology course. In the first chapter, the author identifies seven characteristics of critical thinkers, and in the following chapters he dissects a challenging…  See more details below

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This supplement supports the development of critical thinking skills necessary to success in the introductory psychology course. The chapter sequence mirrors the organization of the typical introductory psychology course. In the first chapter, the author identifies seven characteristics of critical thinkers, and in the following chapters he dissects a challenging issue in the discipline and models critical thinking for the reader. Each chapter concludes with an analysis of the process, exercises for the student, and extensive references. This useful volume supports the full semester of the course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534267391
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/18/2001
Series:
Psychology Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
230,788
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.32(d)

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Table of Contents


1. Guidelines for Critical Thinking (Introduction). 2. Psychology and the Popular Press (How to Critically Read About Psychology). 3. Statistical Seduction (Statistics and Research). 4. Anatomy is Destiny--Or Is It? (Biological Bases of Behavior). 5. Is What You See What You Get? (Sensation and Perception). 6. Can Hypnosis Help Me Remember? (Altered States of Consciousness). 7. Conditioning and Advertising (Learning). 8. Biases in Memory (Memory). 9. IQ is Forever--Isn''''t It? (Testing). 10. Understanding Your Own Motives (Motivation). 11. Evaluating Codependency. 12. Is Bibliotheraphy Helpful? 13. Social Influence Tactics (Social Psychology).

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