|Evaluating Psychological Information||
Evaluating Psychological Information
This text provides readers with the intellectual tools necessary to evaluate psychological information, separate research from opinion, and distinguish reliable evidence from propaganda.
Proposing a four-step procedure, the text focuses on helping students evaluate psychological research and evidence from various (and sometimes incomplete or misleading) secondary sources.
• Step 1 involves identifying the source.
• Step 2 explains how to understand the source by analyzing the central idea (Ch. 3).
• Step 3 teaches how to identify the source.
• 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.
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.
1. Introduction to Critical Thinking.
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