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ISBN-13 9780205914111ISBN-10 020591411X
ISBN-10 0205914128ISBN-13 9780205914128
Author(s): Keith E. Stanovich
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 256

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.