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|Notes on the Fourth Edition|
|Ch. 1||Psychology Is Alive and Well (And Doing Fine Among the Sciences)||1|
|Ch. 2||Falsifiability: A Discourse on How to Foil Little Green Men in the Head||21|
|Ch. 3||Operationism and Essentialism: "But, Doctor, What Does It Really Mean?"||35|
|Ch. 4||Testimonials and Case Study Evidence: Placebo Effects and the Amazing Randi||49|
|Ch. 5||Correlation and Causation: Birth Control by the Toaster Method||69|
|Ch. 6||Getting Things Under Control: The Case of Clever Hans||79|
|Ch. 7||"But It's Not Real Life!": The "Artificiality" Criticism and Psychology||91|
|Ch. 8||Avoiding the Einstein Syndrome: The Importance of Converging Evidence||105|
|Ch. 9||The Misguided Search for the "Magic Bullet": Multiple Causation||127|
|Ch. 10||The Achilles' Heel of Human Cognition: Probabilistic Reasoning||133|
|Ch. 11||The Rodney Dangerfield of the Sciences||171|
Posted February 11, 2014
I Wish I Wrote 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.