Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Psychological Issues / Edition 9by Brent D. Slife
Pub. Date: 03/01/1996
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in psychology. The readings,which represent the arguments of leading psychologists and commentators,reflect a variety of viewpoints and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework. By requiring students to analyze opposing viewpoints and reach considered judgements,Taking Sides actively develops critical thinking skills.
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Table of ContentsPART 1. Research Issues
ISSUE 1. Classic Dialogue: Was Stanley Milgram's Study of Obedience Unethical?
YES: Diana Baumrind, from "Some Thoughts on Ethics of Research: After Reading Milgram's 'Behavioral Study of Obedience,'" American Psychologist
NO: Stanley Milgram, from "Issues in the Study of Obedience: A Reply to Baumrind," American Psychologist
ISSUE 2. Should Animals Be Used in Psychological Research?
YES: Elizabeth Baldwin, from "The Case for Animal Research in Psychology," Journal of Social Issues
NO: Alan D. Bowd and Kenneth J. Shapiro, from "The Case Against Laboratory Animal Research in Psychology," Journal of Social Issues
ISSUE 3. Is the Consumer Reports Conclusion That "Psychotherapy Helps" Valid?
YES: Martin E. P. Seligman, from "The Effectiveness of Psychotherapy: The Consumer Reports Study," American Psychologist
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