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Critical Thinking in Psychology A Unified Skills Approach

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ISBN-10: 0534256201

ISBN-13: 9780534256203

Edition: 1998

Authors: D. Alan Bensley

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Are people basically selfish? Can psychotherapists help people recover memories of sexual abuse that they have not recalled for decades? Can the moon cause people to go crazy or commit crimes? What do we actually "know" about the world through our senses? These are but a few of the fascinating questions that are addressed in D. Alan Bensley's engaging new book, Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Unified Schools Approach. With each question illustrating the need for critical thinking, Bensley piques student interest and inspires them to think more effectively and critically about both the common and uncommon. Without telling readers what to think, Bensley helps them learn how to think…    
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Book details

List price: $98.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/29/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction to Critical Thinking in Psychology Leaning Objectives
What Do You Think?
The Purpose of This Book
What Is Critical Thinking?
Why Critical Thinking Is Important
How Does a Person Think Critically?
Inductive Reasoning and the Analysis of Psychological Arguments Learning Objectives
What Do You Think
Where Do Theories Come From?
Commonsense ""Theories"" and the Need for Caution
The Critical Thinking Task
Kinds and Quality of Evidence
Quantity of Evidence
Hypothetico-Dedu