Evaluating Psychological Information / Edition 4

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205435111
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/19/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Critical Thinking.

Preview.

Key Questions.

What Is Critical Thinking?

Why Is Sharpening Critical Thinking Skills Important?

How Do Primary and Secondary Sources Differ?

What Will You Learn from This Book?

Check Your Understanding.

Exercises in Careful Reading.

2. Identify Psychological Research Evidence.

Preview.

Key Questions.

How Do You Identify Psychological Research?

What Is a Citation?

What Is Included in the Description of the Study?

What Are the Research Results?

What Are the Key Terms of Experimental Research?

Check Your Understanding.

Practice.

Exercises in Thinking Critically.

3. Thinking Critically About Secondary Sources in Psychology: The First Two Steps.

Preview.

Key Topics.

Step 1: Identify the Source.

Step 2: Read to Understand.

Propaganda Techniques.

Practice.

Exercises in Thinking Critically.

4. Identify and Evaluate the Research Evidence.

Preview.

Key Topics.

Step 3: Identify the Research Evidence.

Step 4: Evaluate the Research Evidence.

Practice.

Exercises in Thinking Critically.

5. Practice in Thinking Critically.

Preview.

Practice: Use the Four Steps To Think Critically.

Key Concepts for Thinking Critically.

Exercises in Thinking Critically.

6. Use the Four Steps to Think Critically.

Preview.

Four Steps to Use When Thinking Critically.

Step 1: Identify the Source.

Step 2: Read to Understand.

Step 3: Identify the Research Evidence.

Step 4: Evaluate the Research Evidence.

Exercise in Thinking Critically.

7. Thinking Critically About Sources on the Web.

Preview.

Key Topics.

Evaluating Sources on the Web.

APA Style.

Exercise in Thinking Critically.

Answer Keys.

Answer Key for 1.1.

Answer Key for 2.1.

Answer Key for 3.1.

Answer Key for 4.1.

Answer Key for 5.1.

References.

Charts.

Index.

Glossary of Selected Terms.

Key Concepts for Thinking Critically.

Questions to Use When Thinking Critically.

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