Challenging Your Preconceptions: Thinking Critically About Psychology

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Your students will strengthen their critical thinking skills as they apply them to psychological issues such as hypnosis and repressed memory, statistical seduction, the validity of pop psychology, and many others..Organized to fit with the traditional chapters of most introductory psychology texts, the book covers critical thinking within the context of research methods and statistics, biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, altered states of consciousness, learning, memory, testing, motivation, therapy, and abnormal and social psychology.

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1. Guidelines for Critical Thinking (Introduction). 2. Psychology and the Popular Press (How to Critically Read About Psychology). 3. Statistical Seduction (Statistics and Research). 4. Anatomy is Destiny--Or Is It? (Biological Bases of Behavior). 5. Is What You See What You Get? (Sensation and Perception). 6. Can Hypnosis Help Me Remember? (Altered States of Consciousness). 7. Conditioning and Advertising (Learning). 8. Biases in Memory (Memory). 9. IQ is Forever--Isn't It? (Testing). 10. Understanding Your Own Motives (Motivation). 11. Evaluating Codependency. 12. Is Bibliotheraphy Helpful? 13. Social Influence Tactics (Social Psychology).

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