How to Think Straight about Psychology

How to Think Straight about Psychology

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by Keith E. Stanovich
     
 

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This popular book on applying critical thinking techniques to standard concepts in psychology and teaches how to recognize and critically appraise pseudoscience. In particular, this book provides tips on evaluating claims that arise in discussions of psychology in the media and self-help literature. By boldly examining common

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This popular book on applying critical thinking techniques to standard concepts in psychology and teaches how to recognize and critically appraise pseudoscience. In particular, this book provides tips on evaluating claims that arise in discussions of psychology in the media and self-help literature. By boldly examining common misconceptions in psychology, this book helps readers become more critical and discriminating consumers of psychological information. For anyone interested in psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780673994394
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.49(d)

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How To Think Straight About Psychology 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book wonders off the point, is long winded, and biased. The authors attempt at justifying his perspective relating to the concepts of understanding psychology miss the point and only adds clutter to the subject matter at hand. The book is offensive and demeaning. I have never burned a book, but I plan on burning this one. Complete waste of money.
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
I wish I had written this! This book is essential for all those considering the study of psychology and are not sure if it’s just pseudoscience. It would also be great for layperson as it teaches valuable critical thinking skills that will come into play anytime you are evaluating information. This is refreshing reminder of why psychology is such a valuable area of science today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is possibly the best psychology text book ever written. It is certainly the best I have ever read. I would suguest it to not only thoses interested in psychology but to every average person. The topics covered are one's that I think everyone can find useful including people outside the field of psychology. Considering there are so many misconceptions about psychology and what psycholigists do I feel this is an important book. I would also suggest it to be used as a companion text for almost any psychology class.The style of the book made it easy to read and very enjoyable. If your professor has assigned you this textbook you are a lucky student or if you have accidentaly stumbled across this book you are also lucky because it is excceptional.