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Critical Thinking in Psychology

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Diane F. Halpern, Henry L. Roediger III, David P. McCabe, William Shadish, Norbert Schwarz, Robert J. Sternberg, Elena Grigorenko, Randi Martin, Rachel Hull, Jane Risen, Thomas Gilovich, Kathleen McDermott, Gregory E. Miller, Simon Dennis, Walter Kintsch, Mark Zanna, Barbara A. Spellman, Judy DeLoache, Robert A. Bjork, Thomas Oltmanns, E. David Klonsky, Ray Hyman, Anthony R. Pratkanis, David K. Schneider, Celia B. Fisher, Adam L. Fried, Jessica K. Masty, Robert J. Sternberg
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  • Date Published: September 2006
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521845892

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  • Good scientific research depends on critical thinking at least as much as factual knowledge; psychology is no exception to this rule. And yet, despite the importance of critical thinking, psychology students are rarely taught how to think critically about the theories, methods, and concepts they must use. This book shows students and researchers how to think critically about key topics such as experimental research, statistical inference, case studies, logical fallacies, and ethical judgments.

    • Could serve as a useful supplementary text in almost any critical thinking course past the introductory level
    • Editors have written extensively about critical thinking
    • Authors are all leading experts in their fields
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    • Date Published: September 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521845892
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 4 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The nature and nurture of critical thinking Diane F. Halpern
    2. Evaluating experimental research: critical issues Henry L. Roediger III and David P. McCabe
    3. Evaluating quasi-experimentation William Shadish
    4. Evaluating surveys and questionnaires Norbert Schwarz
    5. Critical thinking in designing and analyzing research Robert J. Sternberg and Elena Grigorenko
    6. The case study perspective on psychological research Randi Martin and Rachel Hull
    7. Informal logical fallacies Jane Risen and Thomas Gilovich
    8. Designing studies to avoid confounds Kathleen McDermott and Gregory E. Miller
    9. Evaluating theories Simon Dennis and Walter Kintsch
    10. Not all experiments are created equal: on conducting and reporting persuasive experiments Mark Zanna
    11. Making claims in papers and talks Barbara A. Spellman, Judy DeLoache and Robert A. Bjork
    12. Critical thinking in clinical inference Thomas Oltmanns and E. David Klonsky
    13. Evaluating parapsychological claims Ray Hyman
    14. Why would anyone do or believe such a thing?: a social influence analysis Anthony R. Pratkanis
    15. The belief machine David K. Schneider
    16. Critical thinking and ethics in psychology Celia B. Fisher, Adam L. Fried and Jessica K. Masty
    17. Critical thinking in psychology: it really is critical Robert J. Sternberg
    Index.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Applications of Critical Thinking and Decision Making
    • Classroom Research Methods
    • Critical Thinking: Biases and Illusions
    • Educational Psychology Seminar
    • General Psychology
    • History and Methods of Psychology
    • Integrative Paper
    • Introduction to Psychology for Pre-Psychology majors
    • Psychology of decision-making
    • Psychology: Applications of Critical Thinking
    • Research Methods and Design ll
    • Research in School Psychology
    • Social Decision-Making
    • The Logic and Psychology of Critical Thinking
  • Editors

    Robert J. Sternberg, Yale University, Connecticut
    Robert J. Sternberg is Dean of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University. Prior to that, he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Psychology, Professor of Management in the School of Management, and Director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise (PACE) at Yale. He continues to direct the Center from Tufts. He is the author of more than 1000 journal articles, book chapters, and books, and has received over $18 million in government and other grants and contracts for his research.

    Henry L. Roediger III, Washington University, St Louis
    Henry J. Roediger, III is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and the Dean of Academic Planning in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his BA from Washington University and his Ph.D. from Yale University. His research has centered on human learning and memory and he has published more than 170 articles and chapters on various aspects of memory. In 2003, he was named to the Institute of Scientific Information's list of Highly Cited Scientists.

    Diane F. Halpern, Claremont McKenna College, California
    Diane F. Halpern is Director of the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children and Chair and Professor of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College. She received her PhD in Psychology at the University of Cincinnati where she received the Distinguished Alumna Award in 2003. Dr Halpern was the President of the American Psychological Association in 2005.

    Contributors

    Diane F. Halpern, Henry L. Roediger III, David P. McCabe, William Shadish, Norbert Schwarz, Robert J. Sternberg, Elena Grigorenko, Randi Martin, Rachel Hull, Jane Risen, Thomas Gilovich, Kathleen McDermott, Gregory E. Miller, Simon Dennis, Walter Kintsch, Mark Zanna, Barbara A. Spellman, Judy DeLoache, Robert A. Bjork, Thomas Oltmanns, E. David Klonsky, Ray Hyman, Anthony R. Pratkanis, David K. Schneider, Celia B. Fisher, Adam L. Fried, Jessica K. Masty, Robert J. Sternberg

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