How to Think Straight about Psychology

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Pearson Allyn and Bacon, 2007 - 240 pages
"Keith Stanovich's widely used and highly acclaimed book helps instructors teach critical-thinking skills within the rich context of psychology. It can be used as a stand-alone text or as a supplement in introductory psychology, critical-thinking, as well as research methods and statistics courses. It is the premier text of its kind." "Stanovich helps students become more discriminating consumers of psychological information by helping them recognize pseudoscience and be able to distinguish it from true psychological research. Psychological topics such as falsifiability, operationalism, experimental control, converging evidence, correlational vs. experimental studies, and statistics are presented as tools for critical evaluation, giving students a set ofpractical consumer skills to independently evaluate psychological claims. Students also are given a set of "consumer rules" for dealing with psychology in the media." "How to Think Straight About Psychology says what many instructors would like to say about the discipline of psychology but haven't found a way to. That is one reason adopters have called it "an instructor's dream text" and often comment "I wish I had written it. It tells my students just what I want them to hear about psychology." New to the eighth edition are expanded discussions of reliability and validity, meta-analysis, and the differences between random sampling versus random assignment. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

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Required reading for my Senior Project in Psychology class. Not a bad book, author provides way too many examples for each concept. The book does a great job breaking down the scientific process. Consulter l'avis complet

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What Then Is Science?
8
How to Foil Little Green
19
Getting Closer to the Truth
31
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À propos de l'auteur (2007)

Keith E. Stanovich is professor of human development and applied psychology, University of Toronto. He is author of "How to Think Straight about Psychology" and "The Robot's Rebellion: Finding Meaning in the Age of Darwin," among other books. He lives in Portland, OR.

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