Chapter 24. Introducing Controversial Issues in Psychology Through Debate and Reflection

  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. Sherri B. Lantinga

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch24

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

How to Cite

Lantinga, S. B. (2008) Introducing Controversial Issues in Psychology Through Debate and Reflection, 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.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, USA

  2. 3

    University of West Florida, USA

  3. 4

    Lamar University, USA

Author Information

  1. Dordt College, 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:

  • Report 5: introducing controversial issues and reflection;
  • critical thinking - students' ability to consider quality of arguments and their supporting evidence;
  • project description;
  • position paper (individual);
  • discussion/debate (group);
  • position paragraphs (individual);
  • course-embedded assessment;
  • adjustments in future classes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Project Description

  • Project Assessment

  • Conclusions

  • References