Chapter 16. Beyond Standard Lectures: Supporting the Development of Critical Thinking in Cognitive Psychology Courses

  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. Jordan P. Lippman1,
  2. Trina C. Kershaw2,
  3. James W. Pellegrino1 and
  4. Stellan Ohlsson1

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch16

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

How to Cite

Lippman, J. P., Kershaw, T. C., Pellegrino, J. W. and Ohlsson, S. (2008) Beyond Standard Lectures: Supporting the Development of Critical Thinking in Cognitive Psychology Courses, 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.ch16

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

    University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

  2. 2

    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 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:

  • supporting development of critical thinking in cognitive psychology courses;
  • implementation of activity;
  • Deese–Roediger–McDermott (DRM) false-memory paradigm;
  • volunteering for end-of-term evaluations;
  • online CogLab and lecture as their first or second favorite;
  • actively engaging students in process of generating data and predicting and interpreting results;
  • implementation of activity;
  • analysis of activity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Participation in Experiments and Reflection on the Meaning of the Data

  • Analysis of Empirical Articles and Connection to Class Content

  • Cognition in Daily Life Exercise

  • General Discussion

  • References