Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking / Edition 5

Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking / Edition 5

by Diane F. Halpern
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Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking / Edition 5

This best-selling textbook, written by award-winning educator and past president of the American Psychological Association, Diane F. Halpern, applies theory and research from the learning sciences to teach students the thinking skills they need to succeed in today's world. This new edition retains features from earlier editions that have helped its readers become better thinkers. A rigorous academic grounding based in cognitive psychology is presented in a clear writing style with a humorous tone and supported by numerous practical examples and anecdotes.

Thought and Knowledge, Fifth Edition has been revised to help students meet the challenges of a global neighborhood and make meaningful conclusions from the overwhelming quantity of information now available at the click of a mouse. The skills learned with this text will help students learn more efficiently, research more productively, and present logical, informed arguments.

Thought and Knowledge, Fifth Edition is appropriate for use as a textbook in critical thinking courses offered in departments of psychology, philosophy, English, humanities, or as a supplement in any course where critical thinking is emphasized.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848726291
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/06/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 656
Sales rank: 632,815
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Thinking: An Introduction
Chapter 2: Thinking Starts Here: Memory as the Mediator of Cognitive Processes
Chapter 3: The Relationship Between Thought And Language
Chapter 4: Reasoning: Drawing Deductively Valid Conclusions
Chapter 5: Analyzing Arguments
Chapter 6: Thinking as Hypothesis Testing
Chapter 7: Likelihood and Uncertainty: Understanding Probabilities
Chapter 8: Decision Making: It Is a Matter of Choice
Chapter 9: Development of Problem Solving Skills
Chapter 10: Creative Thinking
Chapter 11: The Last Word
Appendix: List of Critical Thinking Skills

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