How To Think Straight About Psychology

September 19, 2012|
How To Think Straight About Psychology by Keith E. Stanovich
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Teaching students to become better consumers of psychological research.


Keith Stanovich's widely used and highly acclaimed book presents a short introduction to the critical thinking skills that will help students to better understand the subject matter of psychology. How to Think Straight about Psychology, 10e helps students recognize pseudoscience and be able to distinguish it from true psychological research, aiding students to become more discriminating consumers of psychological information.


Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Evaluate psychological claims they encounter in the general media.
  • Distinguish between pseudoscience and true psychological research.
  • Apply psychological knowledge to better understand events in the world around them.


Keith E. Stanovich is currently Emeritus Professor of Human Development and Applied Psychology at the University of Toronto. He is the author of over 175 scientific articles and seven books.  Stanovich is the 2012 recipient of the E. L. Thorndike Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association and the recipie...
Title:How To Think Straight About Psychology
Product dimensions:256 pages, 8.8 X 5.9 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.8 X 5.9 X 0.7 in
Published:September 19, 2012
Publisher:Pearson Education
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780205914128

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