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How to Think Straight about Psychology

How to Think Straight about Psychology Book
Author : Keith E. Stanovich
Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
Release : 2007
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"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.

How to Think Straight about Psychology

How to Think Straight about Psychology Book
Author : Keith E. Stanovich
Publisher :
Release : 2013-08-06
ISBN : 9781292023106
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For introductory psychology courses at two year or four year institutions. Also for specialty classes throughout the discipline that focus on critical thinking, science vs. pseudoscience, and discrimating valid research in the field. Keith Stanovich's widely used and highly acclaimed book helps students become more discriminating consumers of psychological information, helping them recognize pseudoscience and be able to distinguish it from true psychological research. Stanovich helps instructors teach critical thinking skills within the rich context of psychology. It is the leading text of its kind. How to Think Straight About Psychology says about the discipline of psychology what many instructors would like to say but haven't found a way to.

How to Think Straight about Psychology

How to Think Straight about Psychology Book
Author : Keith E. Stanovich
Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780205360932
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Keith Stanovich's widely used and highly acclaimed book helps students become more discriminating consumers of psychological information, helping them recognize pseudoscience and be able to distinguish it from true psychological research. Stanovich helps instructors teach critical thinking skills within the rich context of psychology. It is the leading text of its kind. How to Think Straight About Psychology says about the discipline of psychology what many instructors would like to say 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". --Publisher description.

How to Think Straight about Psychology

How to Think Straight about Psychology Book
Author : Keith E. Stanovich
Publisher :
Release : 2013-08-06
ISBN : 9781292023106
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

For introductory psychology courses at two year or four year institutions. Also for specialty classes throughout the discipline that focus on critical thinking, science vs. pseudoscience, and discrimating valid research in the field. Keith Stanovich's widely used and highly acclaimed book helps students become more discriminating consumers of psychological information, helping them recognize pseudoscience and be able to distinguish it from true psychological research. Stanovich helps instructors teach critical thinking skills within the rich context of psychology. It is the leading text of its kind. How to Think Straight About Psychology says about the discipline of psychology what many instructors would like to say but haven't found a way to.

How to Think Straight about Psychology Books a la Carte

How to Think Straight about Psychology  Books a la Carte Book
Author : Keith E. Stanovich
Publisher : Pearson
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9780134478623
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. For courses in introductory psychology, critical thinking, and research and experimental methods. Market-leading consumer's guide to assessing psychological claims Widely used and highly acclaimed, How to Think Straight About Psychology introduces students to the critical thinking skills they need to independently evaluate psychological information. Students will learn to analyze psychological claims found in the media, distinguish between pseudoscience and true psychological research, and apply psychological knowledge to the world around them. The 11th edition covers an extensive range of new topics and examples illustrating psychological principles, pseudoscience, and issues obscuring the real and growing knowledge base in the field of psychology.

How to Think Straight

How to Think Straight Book
Author : Antony Flew
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Release : 2010-10-05
ISBN : 1615922156
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Practical reasoning and clear thinking are essential for everyone if we are to make sense of the information we receive each day. Being able to quickly know the difference between valid and invalid arguments, the contradictory versus the contrary, vagueness and ambiguity, contradiction and self-contradiction, the truthful and the fallacious, separates clear thinkers from the crowd. How to Think Straight lays the foundation for critical reasoning by showing many ways in which our thinking goes awry. Celebrated philosopher Antony Flew entertainingly instructs on the many and varied faults that occur in argument, the power of reason, how to challenge assertions and find evidence, and how not to be persuaded by half-truths. Flew also examines poor reasoning, and why we should be concerned with finding the truth. Lucid, terse, and sensible, with study questions and exercises to help along the way, this enlightening second edition will help you develop the skills necessary to argue and reason effectively by following a few simple, easy-to-remember directions.

Handbook of Psychology Educational Psychology

Handbook of Psychology  Educational Psychology Book
Author : Irving B. Weiner
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2003-01-03
ISBN : 9780471384069
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Includes established theories and cutting-edge developments. Presents the work of an international group of experts. Presents the nature, origin, implications, an future course of major unresolved issues in the area.

The Robot s Rebellion

The Robot s Rebellion Book
Author : Keith E. Stanovich
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2005-10-15
ISBN : 0226771253
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Responds to the idea that humans are merely survival mechanisms for their own genes, providing the tools to advance human interests over the interests of the replicators through rational self-determination.

Critical Thinking in Psychology

Critical Thinking in Psychology Book
Author : Robert J. Sternberg,Henry L. Roediger III,Diane F. Halpern
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780521608343
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Explores key topics in psychology, showing how they can be critically examined.

Irrationality

Irrationality Book
Author : Stuart Sutherland
Publisher : Pinter & Martin Publishers
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9781905177073
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why do qualified professional make wrong decisions that cause enormous harm to others? And why do you sit through a boring play just because the tickets were expensive? Drawing on a mass of intriguing research, Stuart Sutherland analyses the causes of irrationality, demonstrating that the trait is present in all of us.

What Intelligence Tests Miss

What Intelligence Tests Miss Book
Author : Keith E. Stanovich
Publisher :
Release : 2010-02-01
ISBN : 9780300164626
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Argues that standardized intelligence tests are radically incomplete as measures of cognitive function, failing to assess such traits as decision making and judgment and devaluing rational thought over knowledge.

Don t Believe Everything You Think

Don t Believe Everything You Think Book
Author : Thomas E. Kida
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Release : 2009-09-25
ISBN : 1615920056
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Do you believe that you can consistently beat the stock market if you put in the effort? —that some people have extrasensory perception? —that crime and drug abuse in America are on the rise? Many people hold one or more of these beliefs although research shows that they are not true. And it’s no wonder since advertising and some among the media promote these and many more questionable notions. Although our creative problem-solving capacity is what has made humans the successful species we are, our brains are prone to certain kinds of errors that only careful critical thinking can correct. This enlightening book discusses how to recognize faulty thinking and develop the necessary skills to become a more effective problem solver. Author Thomas Kida identifies “the six-pack of problems” that leads many of us unconsciously to accept false ideas: · We prefer stories to statistics. · We seek to confirm, not to question, our ideas. · We rarely appreciate the role of chance and coincidence in shaping events. · We sometimes misperceive the world around us. · We tend to oversimplify our thinking. · Our memories are often inaccurate. Kida vividly illustrates these tendencies with numerous examples that demonstrate how easily we can be fooled into believing something that isn’t true. In a complex society where success—in all facets of life—often requires the ability to evaluate the validity of many conflicting claims, the critical-thinking skills examined in this informative and engaging book will prove invaluable.

Think Straight

Think Straight Book
Author : Darius Foroux
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2018-06-14
ISBN : 9781721225743
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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I know something about you without knowing you. I bet you spend A LOT of time in your head. You know, thinking, worrying, stressing, freaking out -- call it whatever you want. I call it a preoccupied mind. And with what? 99% of your thoughts are useless. William James, once the leading psychologist in America, and one of the founders of the philosophical school of pragmatism, put it best: "A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices." Pragmatism believes that the mind is a tool. Your mind should work for you, not against you. People who don't master their mind, don't believe it's possible. They say: "I can't help but thinking these things." Well, you can TAKE CONTROL of your mind with enough practice. I've done it. And in THINK STRAIGHT, I share exactly how. It's a quick read and you can use it to immediately to improve your thinking. You have the ability to decide what you think. Or, you can choose NOT to think. And that is one of the most important and most practical things you can learn in life. Before I learned that skill, I would spend hours and hours inside my head. Just think about how much you think. - "I wonder what my boss thinks?" - "What happens if I screw up and lose my job?" - "What if my business never takes off?" - "Does she love me?" - "Why does my life suck?" - "What if I get cancer?" - "I can't finish anything. What's wrong with me? And the list goes on. THINK STRAIGHT reveals the recipe for taking control of your mind so you can improve your life, career, relationships, business. I wrote this little book in a way that you can read it more than once. And I hope that this book serves as an anchor to you--especially during trying times. The mind is the most powerful tool on earth. Change the way you think. And you'll change your life.

The Social Psychology of Sport

The Social Psychology of Sport Book
Author : Gordon W. Russell
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 1461580633
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is written from the perspective of a social psychologist. As a conse quence, the topics covered in the upcoming chapters were chosen from among those traditionally of interest to the discipline of social psychology. A criterion for inclusion was the topic's usefulness in providing insights and/or understand ing ofthe social processes at work in sports settings. To this end, I have drawn ex tensively from mainstream journals in social psychology (e. g. , Journal of Per sonality and Social Psychology), and grounded the discussion of topics and issues on the methodologically sound studies/experiments they generally provide. There is also an equally strong interdisciplinary emphasis that features research from physical education, sociology, management science, and education. I have made a further attempt, not as successful as I would have liked, to incorporate a substan tial amount of the fine sports research that has been conducted overseas, particu larly in Europe and Australia. I am hopeful that in bringing together the works of international scholars from a variety of disciplines a clearer and balanced outline of this field will take shape. And now a word about the audience for this text and how to get the most from its pages. I would suggest that the reader have taken a course in social psychology following an introductory-level course. An introductory course in research methodology would also be helpful.

Research Methods in Social Relations

Research Methods in Social Relations Book
Author : Geoffrey Maruyama,Carey S. Ryan
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-06-11
ISBN : 1118764986
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Research Methods in Social Relations, 8th Edition, features a series of updates and revisions in its comprehensive introduction to current research methods in the social and behavioural sciences. Offers comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of traditional and topical research methods Addresses many newer research approaches such as propensity score matching, mixed methods designs, and confirmatory factor analysis Written to be accessible to a range of social and behavioural science disciplines, including public health, political science, sociology, and psychology Includes new chapters that engage readers in critical thinking about the processes involved in building sustainable partnerships in field and community settings The Companion website includes an array of resources for Instructors, including Test Banks, Power Point lecture slides, discussion questions and exercises This new edition is the much-anticipated follow-up to 2001’s seventh edition by Hoyle, Harris and Judd

Destructive Trends in Mental Health

Destructive Trends in Mental Health Book
Author : Rogers H. Wright,Nicholas A. Cummings
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-01-22
ISBN : 1135423555
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book takes as its inspiration the assumption that the atmosphere of intellectual openness, scientific inquiry, aspiration towards diversity, and freedom from political pressure that once flourished in the American Psychological Association has been eclipsed by an "ultra-liberal agenda," in which voices of dissent, controversial points of view, and minority groups are intimidated, ridiculed and censored. Chapters written by established and revered practitioners explore these important issues within the contexts of social change, the ways in which mental health services providers view themselves and their products, and various economic factors that have affected healthcare cost structure and delivery. In short, this book is intended to help consumers, practitioners, and policy makers to become better educated about a variety of recent issues and trends that have significantly changed the mental health fields.

The Atheist s Primer

The Atheist s Primer Book
Author : Malcolm Murray
Publisher : Broadview Press
Release : 2010-04-06
ISBN : 1460400445
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Athiest’s Primer is a concise but wide-ranging introduction to a variety of arguments, concepts, and issues pertaining to belief in God. In lucid and engaging prose, Malcom Murray offers a penetrating yet fair-minded critique of the traditional arguments for the existence of God. He then explores a number of other important issues relevant to religious belief, such as the problem of suffering and the relationship between religion and morality, in each case arguing that atheism is preferable to theism. The book will appeal to both students and professionals in the philosophy of religion, as well as general audiences interested in the topic.

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology Book
Author : Dana S. Dunn,Jane S. Halonen,Randolph A. Smith
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-01-30
ISBN : 9781444305180
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology features currentscholarship on effectively teaching critical thinking skills at alllevels of psychology. Offers novel, nontraditional approaches to teaching criticalthinking, including strategies, tactics, diversity issues, servicelearning, and the use of case studies Provides new course delivery formats by which faculty cancreate online course materials to foster critical thinking within adiverse student audience Places specific emphasis on how to both teach and assesscritical thinking in the classroom, as well as issues of widerprogram assessment Discusses ways to use critical thinking in courses ranging fromintroductory level to upper-level, including statistics andresearch methods courses, cognitive psychology, and capstoneofferings

Child and Adolescent Development in Your Classroom

Child and Adolescent Development in Your Classroom Book
Author : Christi Crosby Bergin,David Allen Bergin
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2014-01-01
ISBN : 1285965604
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Covering development from early childhood through high school in an easy-to-follow format, this book provides future teachers with authentic, research-based strategies and guidelines for their classrooms. The authors apply child development concepts to topics of high interest and relevance to teachers, including classroom discipline, constructivism, social-emotional development, and many others. A strong emphasis on diversity among children is reflected throughout. Case studies and real-world vignettes further bridge the distance between research and the classroom, helping future teachers be better prepared to create an environment that promotes optimal development in children. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.