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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Psychological Issues, Expanded,9780077382872

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Psychological Issues, Expanded

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Summary

Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions.

Taking Sides readers feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume. Using Taking Sides in the Classrooms is also an excellent instructor resource.

Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.

Table of Contents

Research Issues
Are Traditional Empirical Methods Sufficient to Provide Evidence for Psychological Practice?
YES: APA Presidential Task Force on Evidence-Based Practice, from “Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology,” American Psychologist (May/June 2006)
NO: Brent D. Slife and Dennis C. Wendt, from “The Next Step in the Evidence-Based Practice Movement,” APA Convention Presentation (August 2006)
Classic Dialogue: Was Stanley Milgram’s Study of Obedience Unethical?
YES: Diana Baumrind, from “Some Thoughts on Ethics of Research: After Reading Milgram’s ’Behavioral Study of Obedience,’” American Psychologist (vol. 19, 1964)
NO: Stanley Milgram, from “Issues in the Study of Obedience: A Reply to Baumrind,” American Psychologist (vol. 19, 1964)
Does the Research Support Evolutionary Accounts of Female Mating Preferences?
YES: David M. Buss, from Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind, 3rd Edition (Allyn and Bacon, 2008)
NO: David J. Buller, from Adapting Minds: Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature (MIT Press, 2005)
Biological Issues
Are Gender Differences in Communication Biologically Determined?
YES: Louann Brizendine, from The Female Brain (Morgan Road Books, 2006)
NO: Brenda J. Allen, from Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity (Waveland Press, 2004)
Is Homosexuality Biologically Based?
YES: Qazi Rahman, from “The Neurodevelopment of Human Sexual Orientation.” Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews (October 2005)
NO: Stanton L. Jones and Alex W. Kwee, from “Scientific Research, Homosexuality, and the Church’s Moral Debate: An Update,” Journal of Psychology and Christianity (Winter 2005)
Is Evolution a Good Explanation for Psychological Concepts?
YES: Glenn Geher, from “Evolutionary Psychology Is Not Evil! (… And Here’s Why…)” Psychological Topics (December 2006)
NO: Edwin E. Gantt and Brent S. Melling, from “Evolutionary Psychology Isn’t Evil, It’s Just Not Any Good,” An Original Essay Written for This Volume
Human Development
Does Divorce Have Positive Long-Term Effects for the Children Involved?
YES: Constance Ahrons, from We’re Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say About Their Parents’ Divorce (HarperCollins, 2004)
NO: Elizabeth Marquardt, from “The Bad Divorce,” First Things (February 2005)
Do Online Friendships Hurt Adolescent Development?
YES: Lauren Donchi and Susan Moore, from “It’s a Boy Thing: The Role of the Internet in Young People’s Psychological Wellbeing,” Behavior Change (vol. 21, no. 2, 2004)
NO: Patti M. Valkenburg and Jochen Peter, from “Online Communication and Adolescent Well-Being: Testing the Stimulation Versus the Displacement Hypothesis,” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (vol. 12, issue 4, 2007)
Are Today’s Youth More Self-Centered Than Previous Generations?
YES: Jean M. Twenge, Sara Konrath, Joshua D. Foster, W. Keith Campbell, and Brad J. Bushman, from “Egos Inflating Over Time: A Cross-Temporal Meta-Analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory,” Journal of Personality (August 2008)
NO: Kali H. Trzesniewski, M. Brent Donnellan, and Richard W. Robins, from “Do Today’s Young People Really Think They Are So Extraordinary? An Examination of Secular Trends in Narcissism and Self-Enhancement.” Psychological Science (February 2008)
Cognitive Processes
Is the Theory of Multiple Intelligences Valid?
YES: Howard Gardner, from Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons (Basic Books, 2006)
NO: John White, from “Howard Gardner: The Myth of Multiple Intelligences,” Lecture at Institute of Education, University of London (November 17, 2004)
Are the Recovered Memories of Psychological Trauma Valid?
YES: David H. Gleaves, Steven M. Smith, Lisa D. Butler, and David Spiegel, from “False and Recovered Memories in the Laboratory and Clinic: A Review of Experimental and Clinical Evidence,” Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice (Spring 2004)
NO: John F. Kihlstrom, from “An Unbalanced Balancing Act: Blocked, Recovered, and False Memories in the Laboratory and Clinic,” Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice (Spring 2004)
Mental Health
Is Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) a Real Disorder?
YES: National Institute of Mental Health, from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (NIH Publication No. 3572), Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2006)
NO: Rogers H. Wright, from “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What It Is and What It Is Not,” in Rogers H. Wright and Nicholas A. Cummings, eds., Destructive Trends in Mental Health: The Well Intentioned Path to Harm (Routledge, 2005)
Does Taking Antidepressants Lead to Suicide?
YES: David Healy and Chris Whitaker, from “Antidepressants and Suicide: Risk-Benefit Conundrums,” Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience (September 2003)
NO: Yvon D. Lapierre, from “Suicidality with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors: Valid Claim?” Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience (September 2003)
Do Brain Deficiencies Determine Learning Disabilities?
YES: Sally E. Shaywitz and Bennett A. Shaywitz, from “Reading Disability and the Brain,” Educational Leadership (March 2004)
NO: Gerald Coles, from “Danger in the Classroom: ’Brain Glitch’ Research and Learning to Read,” Phi Delta Kappan (January 2004)
Social Psychology
Should Psychologists Abstain from Involvement in Coercive Interrogations?
YES: Mark Costanzo, Ellen Gerrity, and M. Brinton Lykes, from “Psychologists and the Use of Torture in Interrogations.” Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP) (December 2007)
NO: Kirk M. Hubbard, from “Psychologists and Interrogations: What’s Torture Got to Do with It?” Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP) (December, 2007)
Do Video Games Lead to Violence?
YES: Douglas A. Gentile and Craig A. Anderson, from “Violent Video Games: The Newest Media Violence Hazard,” in Douglas A. Gentile, ed., Media Violence and Children: A Complete Guide for Parents and Professionals (Praeger, 2003)
NO: Cheryl K. Olson, from “The Electronic Friend? Video Games and Children’s Friendships,” Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research Newsletter (October 2008)
Can Sex Be Addictive?
YES: Patrick Carnes, from “Understanding Sexual Addiction,” SIECUS Report (June/July 2003)
NO: Lawrence A. Siegel and Richard M. Siegel, from “Sex Addiction: Recovering from a Shady Concept,” An Original Essay Written for Taking Sides: Human Sexuality, 10th edition 2007)
Is American Psychological Research Generalizable to Other Cultures?
YES: Gerald J. Haeffel, Erik D. Thiessen, Matthew W. Campbell, Michael P. Kaschak, and Nicole M. McNeil, from “Theory, Not Cultural Context, Will Advance American Psychology,” American Psychologist (September 2009)
NO: Jeffrey J. Arnett, from “The Neglected 95%, a Challenge to Psychology’s Philosophy of Science,” American Psychologist (September 2009)
Does an Elective Abortion Lead to Negative Psychological Effects?
YES: Priscilla K. Coleman, Catherine T. Coyle, Martha Shuping, and Vincent M. Rue, from “Induced Abortion and Anxiety, Mood, and Substance Abuse Disorders: Isolating the Effects of Abortion in the National Comorbidity Survey,” Journal of Psychiatric Research (May 2009)
NO: Julia R. Steinberg and Nancy F. Russo, from “Abortion and Anxiety: What’s the Relationship,” Social Science & Medicine (July 2008)
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