Chapter 2. Critical Thinking: Needed Now More Than Ever

  1. Dana S. Dunn PhD, BA social psychologist professor director Fellow Chair2,
  2. Jane S. Halonen clinical psychologist Dean leader Director Fellow president academic consultant department reviewer Chief Reader3 and
  3. Randolph A. Smith doctorate Professor Chair Fellow member President4
  1. Carole Wade

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch2

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

How to Cite

Wade, C. (2008) Critical Thinking: Needed Now More Than Ever, 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.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, USA

  2. 3

    University of West Florida, USA

  3. 4

    Lamar University, USA

Author Information

  1. Dominican University of California, 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 - needed now more than ever;
  • barriers to critical thought in psychological practice;
  • barriers to critical thought in psychological science;
  • barriers to critical thought in culture;
  • brain-scanning methods – revolutionized medicine;
  • The New Phrenology: The Limits of Localizing Cognitive Processes in the Brain (2001);
  • schematic brain illustrations necessary for teaching purposes;
  • brain-scan studies and interpreting results

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Barriers to Critical Thought in Psychological Practice

  • Barriers to Critical Thought in Psychological Science

  • Barriers to Critical Thought in the Culture

  • References