How To Think Straight About Psychology

Author: Keith E. Stanovich
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0205927467
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Teaching students to become better consumers of psychological research. Keith Stanovich's widely used and highly acclaimed book presents a short introduction to the critical thinking skills that will help students to better understand the subject matter of psychology. How to Think Straight about Psychology, 10e helps students recognize pseudoscience and be able to distinguish it from true psychological research, aiding students to become more discriminating consumers of psychological information. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Evaluate psychological claims they encounter in the general media. Distinguish between pseudoscience and true psychological research. Apply psychological knowledge to better understand events in the world around them.

How To Think Straight About Psychology

Author: Keith E. Stanovich
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205760923
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Keith Stanovich's widely used and highly acclaimed book helps students become more discriminating consumers of psychological information, helping them recognize pseudoscience and be able to distinguish it from true psychological research. Stanovich helps instructors teach critical thinking skills within the rich context of psychology. It is the leading text of its kind. How to Think Straight About Psychology says about the discipline of psychology what many instructors would like to say but haven't found a way to. That is one reason adopters have called it "an instructor's dream text" and often comment "I wish I had written it. It tells my students just what I want them to hear about psychology".

How To Think Straight About Psychology

Author: Keith E. Stanovich
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205360932
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Keith Stanovich's widely used and highly acclaimed book helps students become more discriminating consumers of psychological information, helping them recognize pseudoscience and be able to distinguish it from true psychological research. Stanovich helps instructors teach critical thinking skills within the rich context of psychology. It is the leading text of its kind. How to Think Straight About Psychology says about the discipline of psychology what many instructors would like to say but haven't found a way to. That is one reason adopters have called it "an instructor's dream text" and often comment "I wish I had written it. It tells my students just what I want them to hear about psychology". --Publisher description.

Psychology And The Real World

Author: FABBS Foundation
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 146417881X
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“As you read through the essays you will, I imagine, be struck by the sheer breadth of topics to which modern psychology has applied itself—from human perception to the use of memory in the courtroom, to teaching children how not to hate, and on and on. “ from the Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell Psychology and the Real World gives students the opportunity to learn about some of the most important psychology research of our time from the best possible sources—the actual scientists behind the studies that have not only reshaped our understanding of brain, mind, and behavior, but have significantly changed the way we live our lives. In Psychology and the Real World, each contribution is an original essay written exclusively for this project, with the “Who’s Who” gathering of authors explaining, clearly and passionately, the work they have pursued and what it means to us. With new and updated essays throughout, the new edition again exemplifies the broad scope and life-changing benefits of contemporary psychological science. The authors have volunteered their contributions and have agreed that royalties will go to FABBS to support their educational mission. The book is affordably priced to students whose instructors adopt one of Worth’s introductory psychology texts and Worth is returning all of the revenues so earned directly to FABBS.

The Rationality Quotient

Author: Keith E. Stanovich
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262034840
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Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Theoretical underpinnings -- Definitions of rationality in philosophy, cognitive science, and lay discourse -- Rationality, intelligence, and the functional architecture of the mind -- Overcoming miserly processing : detection, override, and mindware -- A framework for the comprehensive assessment of rational thinking (CART) -- The components of rational thought assessed by the CART -- Probabilistic and statistical reasoning -- Scientific reasoning -- Avoidance of miserly information processing : direct tests -- Avoidance of miserly information processing : indirect effects -- Probabilistic numeracy, financial literacy, sensitivity to expected value, and risk knowledge -- Contaminated mindware -- The dispositions and attitudes of rationality -- Comprehensive rational thinking assessment : data and conclusions -- Associations among the subtests : a short-form CART -- Associations among the subtests : the full-form CART -- The CART : context, caveats, and questions -- The social and practical implications of a rational thinking test -- Appendix: Structure and sample items for the subtests and scales of the comprehensive assessment of rational thinking -- References -- Index

Careers In Psychology Opportunities In A Changing World

Author: Tara L. Kuther
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133049672
Size: 29.20 MB
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This text addresses the growing need among students and faculty for information about the careers available in psychology at the bachelor's and graduate level. Many students taking a first course in psychology are unaware of the breadth of psychology and its many sub disciplines; this text gives them exposure to careers in each of the areas of psychology--including choices that students may never have considered. This text will help prospective and current students appreciate and evaluate their interest in pursuing a wide range of career opportunities available with a degree in psychology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Health Happiness And Well Being

Author: Steven Jay Lynn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452203172
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Based on research findings from expert psychologists, this text encourages students to become knowledgeable consumers of information related to their physical health and optimum psychological functioning.

Evaluating Psychological Information

Author: James Bell
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This text provides readers with the intellectual tools necessary to evaluate psychological information and to separate research from opinion and 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 teaches how to understand the source by analyzing the central idea (Ch. 3); Step 3 teaches how to identify the source; and Step 4 instructs how to evaluate evidence from psychological research (Ch. 4). Professionals and students of Psychology, Critical Thinking The Career Center Need career advice? Looking for r, sum, help? With The Career Center, you can register to receive eight 30-minute career counseling sessions-a total of four hours with a career specialist! The first step toward building a career is often the most challenging one. The Career Center is designed to address the wide range of preparation and life stages of people who want to develop their careers. Qualified career specialists advise you as you establish-or reestablish-yourself in today's competitive global economy. Our goal is to assist students of any age to assess their skills and accomplishments, review their relationships, and build their professional reputations.

Emotion

Author: Michelle N. Shiota
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190635510
Size: 42.30 MB
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Emotion, Third Edition, offers a comprehensive and integrated survey of the field of affective science. The text covers the major theories of emotion in detail and reviews both classic and cutting-edge research on emotional processes from various subdisciplines. The authors' thoughtful engagement with ongoing controversies, contradictory findings, methodological limitations, and replication failures encourages critical thinking. While highly rigorous, the text is also student-friendly, with a light, humorous tone, real-world stories, and an intuitive structure. Emotion, Third Edition, addresses the questions undergraduates are most likely to ask: Why do we have emotions? How do they affect our lives? and How can we improve emotional well-being?

The Psychology Major

Author: R. Eric Landrum
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0205969372
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Strategies for success for the psychology major Landrum/Davis provides strategies for success that will allow students to achieve their career goals, whatever they may be. The authors provide fundamental tips and advice that can be useful to all students, but especially useful for psychology majors. This text standardizes and catalogs much of the practical advice that professors often give to students—providing tips on how to do well in all classes, how to find research ideas, and how to write papers in general APA format. Also, the book contains up-to-date career information that faculty might not normally have at their fingertips, including the latest salary figures for a number of psychology-related jobs and occupations. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Describe why psychology is a practical subject for any student to study. Identify career opportunities for holders of a Bachelor’s degree in psychology Identify career opportunities for holders of a Master’s or Doctoral degree in psychology. Find research ideas and write papers in APA format. Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab: ValuePack ISBN-10: TBD / ValuePack ISBN-13: TBD