Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

Editor(s): Dana S. Dunn, Jane S. Halonen, Randolph A. Smith

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405174022

Online ISBN: 9781444305173

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305173

About this Book

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology features current scholarship on effectively teaching critical thinking skills at all levels of psychology.

  • Offers novel, nontraditional approaches to teaching critical thinking, including strategies, tactics, diversity issues, service learning, and the use of case studies
  • Provides new course delivery formats by which faculty can create online course materials to foster critical thinking within a diverse student audience
  • Places specific emphasis on how to both teach and assess critical thinking in the classroom, as well as issues of wider program assessment
  • Discusses ways to use critical thinking in courses ranging from introductory level to upper-level, including statistics and research methods courses, cognitive psychology, and capstone offerings

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Case for Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology

    1. Chapter 3

      Have We Demystified Critical Thinking? (pages 23–33)

      Natalie Kerr Lawrence, Sherry L. Serdikoff, Tracy E. Zinn and Suzanne C. Baker

  2. Part II: Assessing Critical Thinking

    1. Chapter 7

      Programmatic Assessment of Critical Thinking (pages 77–88)

      Kevin J. Apple, Sherry L. Serdikoff, Monica J. Reis-Bergan and Kenneth E. Barron

  3. Part III: Critical Thinking in Critical Psychology Courses

    1. Chapter 10

      Critical Thinking on Contemporary Issues (pages 117–126)

      Susan L. O'Donnell, Alisha L. Francis and Sherrie L. Mahurin

    2. Chapter 13

      Teaching Critical Thinking in Statistics and Research Methods (pages 149–160)

      Bryan K. Saville, Tracy E. Zinn, Natalie Kerr Lawrence, Kenneth E. Barron and Jeffrey Andre

  4. Part IV: Integrating Critical Thinking Across the Psychology Curriculum

  5. Part V: Thinking Critical Beyond the Classroom

    1. Chapter 19

      Thinking Critically About Careers in Psychology (pages 225–234)

      Deborah S. Briihl, Claudia J. Stanny, Kiersten A. Jarvis, Maria Darcy and Ronald W. Belter

  6. Part VI: Critical Briefings: Short Reports on Critical Thinking

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