Critical thinking in psychology / edited by Robert J. Sternberg, Henry J. Roediger III, Diane F. Halpern. - Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007. - xii, 340 p. ; 24 cm.

Good scientific research depends on critical thinking at least as much as factual knowledge; psychology is no exception to this rule. And yet, despite the importance of critical thinking, psychology students are rarely taught how to think critically about the theories, methods, and concepts they must use. This book shows students and researchers how to think critically about key topics such as experimental research, statistical inference, case studies, logical fallacies, and ethical judgments.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

The nature and nurture of critical thinking / Diane Halpern -- Evaluating experimental research : critical issues / Henry L. Roediger, III and David P. McCabe -- Critical thinking in quasi-experimentation / William Shadish -- Evaluating surveys and questionnaires / Norbert Schwarz -- Critical thinking in designing and analyzing research / Robert J. Sternberg and Elena Grigorenko -- The case study perspective on psychological research / Randi Martin and Rachel Hull -- Informal logical fallacies / Jane Risen and Thomas Gilovich -- Designing studies to avoid confounds / Kathleen McDermott and Gregory E. Miller -- Evaluating theories / Simon Dennis and Walter Kintsch -- Not all experiments are created equal : on conducting and reporting persuasive experiments / Christian H. Jordan and Mark Zanna -- Making claims in papers and talks / Barbara A. Spellman, Judy DeLoache, and Robert A. Bjork -- Critical thinking in clinical inference / Thomas Oltmanns and E. David Klonsky -- Evaluating parapsychological claims / Ray Hyman -- Why would anyone do or believe such a thing : a social influence analysis / Anthony R. Pratkanis -- The belief machine / David K. Schneider -- Critical thinking and ethics in psychology / Celia B. Fisher, Adam L. Fried, and Jessica K. Masty -- Critical thinking in psychology : it really is critical / Robert J. Sternberg. 1. The nature and nurture of critical thinking Diane F. Halpern; 2. Evaluating experimental research: critical issues Henry L. Roediger III and David P. McCabe; 3. Evaluating quasi-experimentation William Shadish; 4. Evaluating surveys and questionnaires Norbert Schwarz; 5. Critical thinking in designing and analyzing research Robert J. Sternberg and Elena Grigorenko; 6. The case study perspective on psychological research Randi Martin and Rachel Hull; 7. Informal logical fallacies Jane Risen and Thomas Gilovich; 8. Designing studies to avoid confounds Kathleen McDermott and Gregory E. Miller; 9. Evaluating theories Simon Dennis and Walter Kintsch;10. Not all experiments are created equal: on conducting and reporting persuasive experiments Mark Zanna; 11. Making claims in papers and talks Barbara A. Spellman, Judy DeLoache and Robert A. Bjork; 12. Critical thinking in clinical inference Thomas Oltmanns and E. David Klonsky; 13. Evaluating parapsychological claims Ray Hyman; 14. Why would anyone do or believe such a thing?: a social influence analysis Anthony R. Pratkanis; 15. The belief machine David K. Schneider; 16. Critical thinking and ethics in psychology Celia B. Fisher, Adam L. Fried and Jessica K. Masty; 17. Critical thinking in psychology: it really is critical Robert J. Sternberg; Index.

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