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by Keith E. Stanovich

ePub How to Think Straight About Psychology download
Author:
Keith E. Stanovich
ISBN13:
978-0673384126
ISBN:
0673384128
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Publisher:
Longman Higher Education; 2 edition (May 1989)
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Subcategory:
Psychology & Counseling
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1521 kb
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Start by marking How to Think Straight about Psychology as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Stanovich helps instructors teach critical thinking skills within the rich context of psychology. It is the leading text of its kind.

However, what seems obvious in other contexts is sometimes not so clear when we think about psychology. As I have presented it in this book, as the science of human behavior, the discipline of psychology often gets too little respect.

Keith E. Stanovich is currently Emeritus Professor of Human Development and Applied Psychology at the University . The book explains how to think scientifically, so they don't develop false beliefs about the natural world and behavior. 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 recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in Education. In today's world, our science classes teach students facts about the world but don't give them the tools to figure out what to believe and what not to outside the classroom.

Keith Stanovich's widely used and highly acclaimed book helps students become more discriminating consumers of. .It is the leading text of its kind

Stanovich helps instructors teach critical thinking skills within the rich context of psychology.

Stanovich, Keith . 1950-.

Keith Stanovich's widely used and highly acclaimed book helps instructors teach critical-thinking skills within . He is author of "How to Think Straight about Psychology" and "The Robot's Rebellion: Finding Meaning in the Age of Darwin," among other books. He lives in Portland, OR.

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Keith Stanovich's widely used and highly acclaimed book helps students become more discriminating consumers of psychological . In short, the phrase "about psychology" is superfluous; this is a book about thinking straight. Teen and Young Adult.

Keith Stanovich's widely used and highly acclaimed book helps students become more discriminating consumers of psychological information, helping them recognize. Literature & Fiction. Mystery & Thriller.

This widely used supplement focuses on applying critical thinking techniques to standard concepts in psychology and teaches students to recognize and critically appraise pseudoscience. In particular, this text provides tips on evaluating claims that arise in discussions of psychology in the media and self-help literature. By boldly examining common misconceptions in psychology, this text helps students become more critical and discriminating consumers of psychological information.

A book that helps you think like a scientist of psychology. It takes you above popular style thinking into the style of thinking of professional scientists and psychologists. It would help an undergraduate do better in psychology courses.
  • I KNOW this is often used as a textbook in undergrad and even grad courses. That's fine, but I'd like to suggest that this a good read for anybody interested in critical thinking and psychology.

    I'm a psych professor. I've been teaching and doing scientific psychology for years. I teach research design and methods, and critical thinking, among other things. But I bought this book for myself, and I'm glad I did. I kept running into friends' and acquaintances' misconceptions about psychology, as well as some aggressively uncritical thinking. That was especially true in some of the "integrative" worlds I've been drawn to (e.g., yoga, "mindfulness," meditation, "personal growth," post-modernist "thinking"), and some of the people who inhabit them. And then there was the ever-present notion that human behavior and mental phenomena could be adequately understood through unaided common sense or reference to the non-empirical pseudosciences. Having heard enough uncritical and magical stuff, I bought this book as a sort of mental defense...

    This book is well worth it. It begins by noting "the Freud problem"; the fact that most people don't have a clue about psychology or the psychologists who are central to the field. They've heard of Freud, and that's about it. The author seems frustrated by that, and I share that frustration. The book covers all sorts of issues related to critical thinking, as well as evidence-based approaches and controlled experimentation. (As much as I like to use case studies in my own research, I found the rather critical chapter on case studies to be interesting, important and... correct, IMHO). My favorite chapter was the last one, "The Rodney Dangerfield of Sciences," with its coverage of pseudoscience and the "self-help" world.

    Anyway, two thumbs up!

  • The concepts in this book should be required understanding in all introductory science classes. The book explains how to think scientifically, so they don't develop false beliefs about the natural world and behavior. In today's world, our science classes teach students facts about the world but don't give them the tools to figure out what to believe and what not to outside the classroom.

    How do we recognize pseudoscientific claims? Clinical Psychologist Scott Lilienfield (2005, p. 40) lists:

    * The claim is unfalsifiable. There are no control standards and every outcome can be explained after the fact.
    * An emphasis on confirmation rather than refutation
    * Place the burden of proof on the buyer rather than the maker of the claim
    * Excessive reliance on anecdotal and testimonial evidence to substantiate claims
    * Evasion of scientific peer review
    * Failure to build on existing scientific knowledge (lack of connectivity)
    The book tackles all these issues, as well as chance, multiple causation, probabilistic reasoning, artificial settings for experimentation, and correlation and causation. Stanovich develops the book extremely well, with hundreds of references and powerful statistics as he tackles some of the most prominent pseudoscience of our day. He gives countless examples, including facilitated communication (where an aide supposedly could help autistic children communicate and became such a fad in the 90's that many parents went to jail on the sexual abuse charges that "came out"), infomercials with celebrity endorsements but no scientific success, miracle pills, esp, and much of popular "psychology".

    This book gives you the tools to understand scientific claims. It's extremely powerful and only 200 pages. When you understand the tools to evaluate if something sounds to good to be true, you'll become a much more informed citizen.

  • I found this to be a very interesting book. It is worth noting that it is very short, though. The whole thing took me two days to read which is quite fast for a class textbook. I did not learn a lot of applicable knowledge for my class but the greatest value of this textbook was honestly entertainment. The anecdotes and study examples are interesting and well placed to illustrate the authors' points. If this is listed as an optional book for a class, I would not expect to use it a lot. However, it is great as a quick read into the recent happenings of psychology.

  • A wonderful angle on the inner workings of the psychological sciences. This text is simple, clear, and to the point. And while this is not a "textbook," it certainly covers the broad range of psychology and gives great insight into the research behind the field.

  • I ended up returning it because my sister had it for me, but it came in great condition and was an excellent price!

  • Useless book but it was a simple read.

  • educational

  • Great book, Great price