Critical Thinking in Psychology

Critical Thinking in Psychology

by Robert J. Sternberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521608341

ISBN-13: 9780521608343

Pub. Date: 07/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Good scientific research depends on critical thinking at least as much as factual knowledge; psychology is no exception to this rule. And yet, despite the importance of critical thinking, psychology students are rarely taught how to think critically about the theories, methods, and concepts they must use. This book shows students and researchers how to think

Overview

Good scientific research depends on critical thinking at least as much as factual knowledge; psychology is no exception to this rule. And yet, despite the importance of critical thinking, psychology students are rarely taught how to think critically about the theories, methods, and concepts they must use. This book shows students and researchers how to think critically about key topics such as experimental research, statistical inference, case studies, logical fallacies, and ethical judgments.

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ISBN-13:
9780521608343
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
321,890
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

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Table of Contents

1. The nature and nurture of critical thinking Diane F. Halpern; 2. Evaluating experimental research: critical issues Henry L. Roediger III and David P. McCabe; 3. Evaluating quasi-experimentation William Shadish; 4. Evaluating surveys and questionnaires Norbert Schwarz; 5. Critical thinking in designing and analyzing research Robert J. Sternberg and Elena Grigorenko; 6. The case study perspective on psychological research Randi Martin and Rachel Hull; 7. Informal logical fallacies Jane Risen and Thomas Gilovich; 8. Designing studies to avoid confounds Kathleen McDermott and Gregory E. Miller; 9. Evaluating theories Simon Dennis and Walter Kintsch;10. Not all experiments are created equal: on conducting and reporting persuasive experiments Mark Zanna; 11. Making claims in papers and talks Barbara A. Spellman, Judy DeLoache and Robert A. Bjork; 12. Critical thinking in clinical inference Thomas Oltmanns and E. David Klonsky; 13. Evaluating parapsychological claims Ray Hyman; 14. Why would anyone do or believe such a thing?: a social influence analysis Anthony R. Pratkanis; 15. The belief machine David K. Schneider; 16. Critical thinking and ethics in psychology Celia B. Fisher, Adam L. Fried and Jessica K. Masty; 17. Critical thinking in psychology: it really is critical Robert J. Sternberg; Index.

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