Challenging Your Preconceptions: Thinking Critically About Psychology by Randolph A. SmithChallenging Your Preconceptions: Thinking Critically About Psychology by Randolph A. Smith

Challenging Your Preconceptions: Thinking Critically About Psychology

byRandolph A. Smith

Paperback | July 18, 2001

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This supplement supports the development of critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in the introductory psychology course. In the first chapter, the author identifies seven characteristics of critical thinkers, and in the following chapters he dissects a challenging issue in the discipline and models critical thinking for the reader. Each chapter concludes with an analysis of the process, exercises, and extensive references.
Title:Challenging Your Preconceptions: Thinking Critically About PsychologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.2 × 5.2 × 0.5 inPublished:July 18, 2001Publisher:Wadsworth PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0534267394

ISBN - 13:9780534267391

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Table of Contents

1. Guidelines for Critical Thinking (Introduction). 2. Psychology and the Popular Press (How to Critically Read About Psychology). 3. Statistical Seduction (Statistics and Research). 4. Anatomy is Destiny--Or Is It? (Biological Bases of Behavior). 5. Is What You See What You Get? (Sensation and Perception). 6. Can Hypnosis Help Me Remember? (Altered States of Consciousness). 7. Conditioning and Advertising (Learning). 8. Biases in Memory (Memory). 9. IQ is Forever--Isn''''t It? (Testing). 10. Understanding Your Own Motives (Motivation). 11. Evaluating Codependency. 12. Is Bibliotheraphy Helpful? 13. Social Influence Tactics (Social Psychology).