Chapter 10. Critical Thinking on Contemporary Issues

  1. Dana S. Dunn PhD, BA social psychologist professor director Fellow Chair3,
  2. Jane S. Halonen clinical psychologist Dean leader Director Fellow president academic consultant department reviewer Chief Reader4 and
  3. Randolph A. Smith doctorate Professor Chair Fellow member President5
  1. Susan L. O'Donnell1,
  2. Alisha L. Francis2 and
  3. Sherrie L. Mahurin1

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch10

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

How to Cite

O'Donnell, S. L., Francis, A. L. and Mahurin, S. L. (2008) Critical Thinking on Contemporary Issues, 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.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, USA

  2. 4

    University of West Florida, USA

  3. 5

    Lamar University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    George Fox University, USA

  2. 2

    Northwest Missouri State 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 on contemporary issues;
  • Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM);
  • progressive “stair-steps” to development;
  • “ stairstepped” approach consistent with Halonen's developmental rubric;
  • guidelines for thinking critically;
  • Academy of Pediatrics (AAP);
  • stereotyping or ethnocentric thinking;
  • applying critical thinking skills to understand issues relevant to students' lives

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Progressive “Stair-Steps” to Development

  • Guidelines for Thinking Critically

  • Assessment

  • Conclusion

  • References