Critical Thinking In Psychology : Separating Sense From Nonsense (Paperback)

Author: Ruscio, John

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Do your students have the tools to distinguish between the true science of human thought and behavior from pop psychology? John Ruscio''s book provides a tangible and compelling framework for making that distinction. Because we are inundated with "scientific" claims, the author does not merely differentiate science and pseudoscience, but goes further to teach the fundamentals of scientific reasoning on which students can base their evaluation of information.

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Publisher Cengage Learning
Mfg Part# 9780534634599
SKU 31169355
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0534634591
Release Date 9/15/2005
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6.25L x 1T
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Editors Note Can your students distinguish between the true science of human thought and behavior and pop psychology? CRITICAL THINKING IN PSYCHOLOGY: SEPARATING SENSE FROM NONSENSE provides a tangible and compelling framework for making that distinction by using concrete examples of people's mistaken analysis of real-world problems. Stressing the importance of assessing the plausibility of claims, John Ruscio uses empirical research (such as the Milgram experiment) to strengthen evidence for his claims and to illustrate deception, self-deception, and psychological tricks throughout the text.
Editors Note 1 Can your students distinguish between the true science of human thought and behavior and pop psychology? CRITICAL THINKING IN PSYCHOLOGY: SEPARATING SENSE FROM NONSENSE provides a tangible and compelling framework for making that distinction by using concrete examples of people's mistaken analysis of real-world problems. Stressing the importance of assessing the plausibility of claims, John Ruscio uses empirical research (such as the Milgram experiment) to strengthen evidence for his claims and to illustrate deception, self-deception, and psychological tricks throughout the text.
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Book Format Paperback
Edition 0002
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Wadsworth Publishing Company

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