Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Psychological Issues

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  • Edition: 16th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-03
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
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Taking Sidesvolumes 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 Sidesreaders 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 Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource.

Table of Contents

Research Issues
Are Traditional Empirical Methods Sufficient to Provide Evidence for Psychological Practice?
Classic Dialogue: Was Stanley Milgram’s Study of Obedience Unethical?
Does the Research Support Evolutionary Accounts of Female Mating Preferences?
Biological Issues
Are Gender Differences in Communication Biologically Determined?
Is Homosexuality Biologically Based?
Is Evolution a Good Explanation for Psychological Concepts?
Human Development
Does Divorce Have Positive Long-Term Effects for the Children Involved?
Do Online Friendships Hurt Adolescent Development?
Are Today’s Youth More Self-Centered Than Previous Generations?
Cognitive Processes
Is the Theory of Multiple Intelligences Valid?
Are the Recovered Memories of Psychological Trauma Valid?
Mental Health
Is Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) a Real Disorder?
Does Taking Antidepressants Lead to Suicide?
Do Brain Deficiencies Determine Learning Disabilities?
Social Psychology
Should Psychologists Abstain from Involvement in Coercive Interrogations?
Do Video Games Lead to Violence?
Can Sex Be Addictive?
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