Chapter 14. Writing as Critical Thinking

  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 and
  2. Randolph A. Smith doctorate Professor Chair Fellow member President3

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch14

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. and Smith, R. A. (2008) Writing as Critical Thinking, 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.ch14

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. 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:

  • integrating critical thinking across psychology curriculum;
  • writing as critical thinking;
  • critical reading for critical writing;
  • written arguments in three basic types -: emotional (pathos), ethical (ethos), and logical (logos);
  • learning from exemplars;
  • writing activities promoting critical thinking;
  • writing process involving certain degree of social intelligence;
  • reading and critiquing APA-Style papers;
  • teacher's role in writing as critical thinking

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Critical Reading for Critical Writing

  • Writing Activities Promoting Critical Thinking

  • Writing in APA Style as a Mode of Critical Thinking

  • Closing Comment: The Teacher's Role in Writing as Critical Thinking

  • References