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Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking, 4th Edition

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Lawrence Erlbau

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This best-selling textbook, written by award-winning educator and past president of the APA, Diane Halpern, applies theory and research from the learning sciences to teach students the thinking skills they need to succeed in today's world. This new edition retains features from earlier editions that have helped its readers become better thinkers. A rigorous academic grounding based in cognitive psychology is presented in a clear writing style with a humorous tone and supported by numerous practical examples and anecdotes. Thought & Knowledge, Fourth Editionhas been revised to help students meet the challenges of a global neighborhood and make meaningful conclusions form the overwhelming quantity of information now available at the click of a mouse. The skills learned with this text will help students learn more efficiently, research more productively, and present logical, informed arguments. New features include: *Template for Making Arguments.This is a crucial preparation tool for students in any subject area. For those planning on continuing to Graduate School, this feature is an essential reference. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) now requires that all test takers write an argument on a contemporary topic. *Concept Mapsprovide students with strategies to clarify complex information and retain long-term knowledge. *Contemporary Examples,throughout the text, relate current events to the book discussions. *Explanations on How to Evaluate Information found on Web sites. *Revised Student Workbook.Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking, Fourth Editionis filled with new exercises to reinforce learning and practice newly acquired skills. This workbook can be purchased in a student package with the text or as a separate item. Thought & Knowledge, Fourth Editionis appropriate for use as a textbook in critical thinking courses offered in departments of psychology, philosophy, English, humanities, or as a supplement in any course where critical thinking is emphasized.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Acknowledgments for the First Editionp. xiii
Thinking: an Introductionp. 1
p. 32
Memory: The Acquisition Retention, and Retrieval of Knowledgep. 36
p. 70
The Relationship Between Thought and Languagep. 75
p. 115
Reasoning: Drawing Deductively Valid Conclusionsp. 118
p. 162
Analyzing Argumentsp. 167
p. 207
Thinking as Hypothesis Testingp. 212
p. 237
Likelihood and Uncertainty: Understanding Probabilitiesp. 241
p. 277
Decision Makingp. 281
p. 313
Development of Problem-Solving Skillsp. 317
p. 360
Creativethinkingp. 364
p. 389
The Last Wordp. 393
Referencesp. 395
Author Indexp. 409
Subject Indexp. 415
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