Chapter 1. Engaging Minds: Introducing Best Practices in Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology

  1. Dana S. Dunn PhD, BA social psychologist professor director Fellow Chair1,
  2. Jane S. Halonen clinical psychologist Dean leader Director Fellow president academic consultant department reviewer Chief Reader2 and
  3. Randolph A. Smith doctorate Professor Chair Fellow member President3
  1. Dana S. Dunn PhD, BA social psychologist professor director Fellow Chair1,
  2. Jane S. Halonen clinical psychologist Dean leader Director Fellow president academic consultant department reviewer Chief Reader2 and
  3. Randolph A. Smith doctorate Professor Chair Fellow member President3

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch1

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

How to Cite

Dunn, D. S., Halonen, J. S. and Smith, R. A. (2008) Engaging Minds: Introducing Best Practices in Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology, in Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices (eds D. S. Dunn, J. S. Halonen and R. A. Smith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, USA

  2. 2

    University of West Florida, USA

  3. 3

    Lamar University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, USA

  2. 2

    University of West Florida, USA

  3. 3

    Lamar University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174022

Online ISBN: 9781444305173

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Keywords:

  • critical thinking (CT) is consequential thinking;
  • handbook of best practices;
  • practical teaching resource for psychology teachers interested in enhancing students' CT skills;
  • making a case for teaching critical thinking in psychology;
  • integrating critical thinking into critical psychology courses;
  • thinking critically beyond the classroom;
  • rewards of teaching critical thinking;
  • getting their careers launched in psychology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Handbook of Best Practices

  • The Rewards of Teaching Critical Thinking

  • References