Critical Thinking For Psychology

Critical Thinking For Psychology : A Student Guide

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Critical thinking is taught at all universities, often put forward by lecturers as the key skill that can most dramatically improve a student s understanding of a course and transform their writing. It pervades research methods teaching, critical psychology, and a range of other core curriculum elements, in exactly the same way that critical thinking pervades any discipline, and indeed, life generally. But what is it, exactly, and how can we apply it specifically to the field of psychology? In his relaxed and accessible style, Mark Forshaw takes modern real-world examples from psychology and everyday life to lighten the learning of critical thinking, explaining what it entails, why it is important, and how it can be applied to this fascinating field of study.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 150 x 239 x 9mm | 250g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Student edition
  • 1405191171
  • 9781405191173
  • 241,505

Table of contents

Preface xiii Acknowledgements xv 1. Getting Started on Critical Thinking 1 2. Logic and the Philosophy of Critical Thinking 5 3. Critical Thinking in the Wider World 19 4. Critical Thinking Inside Psychology 45 5. Putting Critical Thinking to Use: Getting Good Grades 87 6. Getting Fit for Critical Thinking 109 Concluding Remarks 119 Exercises in Critical Thinking 121 Checklist for Critical Thinking 123 Glossary 127 References 131 Further Reading 133 Index 135
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About Mark Forshaw

Mark Forshaw is a Principal Lecturer in Psychology and Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Psychology at Staffordshire University. He is Chair of the BPS Qualifications Standards Committee and the winner of the BPS Division of Health Psychology Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Health Psychology 2011. He the author of many books, including Your Undergraduate Psychology Project: A Student Guide (Wiley, 2012).
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