Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology features currentscholarship on effectively teaching critical thinking skills at alllevels of psychology.
- Offers novel, nontraditional approaches to teaching criticalthinking, including strategies, tactics, diversity issues, servicelearning, and the use of case studies
- Provides new course delivery formats by which faculty cancreate online course materials to foster critical thinking within adiverse student audience
- Places specific emphasis on how to both teach and assesscritical thinking in the classroom, as well as issues of widerprogram assessment
- Discusses ways to use critical thinking in courses ranging fromintroductory level to upper-level, including statistics andresearch methods courses, cognitive psychology, and capstoneofferings.
“Although there are other books that address enhancing criticalthinking, none of them includes the variety of data-basedapproaches included in this one. Further, it uniquely has a focuson teaching psychology, making it an invaluable resource forteachers of psychology at all educational levels.”
–Bill Hill, Kennesaw State University
“Dunn, Halonen, and Smith provide a comprehensive resource thatincludes empirical support and practical applications for teachingin ways that will help students to think critically. This book isdestined to become the seminal resource for teaching criticalthinking in psychology and related disciplines.”
–Maureen McCarthy, Kennesaw State University andPresident of Society for the Teaching of Psychology (2008)
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Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology features currentscholarship on effectively teaching critical thinking skills in thediscipline of psychology. These skills include the ability torecognize patterns; to solve problems in practical, creative, orscientific ways; to engage in psychological reasoning; and to adoptdifferent perspectives when evaluating ideas or issues. Throughthese skills students improve their abilities to observe, infer,question, decide, develop new ideas, and analyze arguments.
Using original materials and perspectives, this edited volumeprovides novel and nontraditional approaches to teaching criticalthinking, including strategies, tactics, diversity issues, servicelearning, and the use of case studies. Written by experts in thefield, this accessible collection provides instructors with ashowcase for best practices for teaching critical thinking issuesat all levels of psychology.Download Complete Book