9780205435111

Evaluating Psychological Information

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205435111

  • ISBN10:

    0205435114

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Workbook
  • Copyright: 2019-08-09
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

This text provides readers with the intellectual tools necessary to evaluate psychological information and to separate research from opinion and reliable evidence from propaganda.Proposing a four-step procedure, the text focuses on helping studentsevaluate psychological research and evidence from various (and sometimes incomplete or misleading) secondary sources.Step 1 involves identifying the source; Step 2 teaches how to understand the source by analyzing the central idea (Ch. 3); Step 3 teaches how to identify the source; and Step 4 instructs how to evaluate evidence from psychological research (Ch. 4). Each chapter opens with critical thinking questions and includes examples, practice, and feedback┬┐all essential parts of the learning process.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Critical Thinking
Preview
Key Questions
What Is Critical Thinking?
Why Is Sharpening Critical Thinking Skills Important?
How Do Primary and Secondary Sources Differ?
What Will You Learn from This Book?
Check Your Understanding
Exercises in Careful Reading
Identify Psychological Research Evidence
Preview
Key Questions
How Do You Identify Psychological Research?
What Is a Citation?
What Is Included in the Description of the Study?
What Are the Research Results?
What Are the Key Terms of Experimental Research?
Check Your Understanding
Practice
Exercises in Thinking Critically
Thinking Critically About Secondary
Sources in Psychology: The First Two Steps
Preview
Key Topics
Step 1: Identify the Source
Step 2: Read to Understand
Propaganda Techniques
Practice
Exercises in Thinking Critically
Identify and Evaluate the Research Evidence
Preview
Key Topics
Step 3: Identify the Research Evidence
Step 4: Evaluate the Research Evidence
Practice
Exercises in Thinking Critically
Practice in Thinking Critically
Preview
Practice: Use the Four Steps To Think Critically
Key Concepts for Thinking Critically
Exercises in Thinking Critically
Use the Four Steps to Think Critically
Preview
Four Steps to Use When Thinking Critically
Step 1: Identify the Source
Step 2: Read to Understand
Step 3: Identify the Research Evidence
Step 4: Evaluate the Research Evidence
Exercise in Thinking Critically
Thinking Critically About Sources on the Web
Preview
Key Topics
Evaluating Sources on the Web
APA Style
Exercise in Thinking Critically
Answer Keys
Answer Key for 1.1
Answer Key for 2.1
Answer Key for 3.1
Answer Key for 4.1
Answer Key for 5.1
References
Charts
Index
Glossary of Selected Terms
Key Concepts for Thinking Critically
Questions to Use When Thinking Critically
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