Chapter 26. Encouraging Students to Think Critically About Psychotherapy: Overcoming Naïve Realism

  1. Dana S. Dunn PhD, BA social psychologist professor director Fellow Chair4,
  2. Jane S. Halonen clinical psychologist Dean leader Director Fellow president academic consultant department reviewer Chief Reader5 and
  3. Randolph A. Smith doctorate Professor Chair Fellow member President6
  1. Scott O. Lilienfeld1,
  2. Jeffrey M. Lohr2 and
  3. Bunmi O. Olatunji3

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch26

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

How to Cite

Lilienfeld, S. O., Lohr, J. M. and Olatunji, B. O. (2008) Encouraging Students to Think Critically About Psychotherapy: Overcoming Naïve Realism, 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.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, USA

  2. 5

    University of West Florida, USA

  3. 6

    Lamar University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emory University, USA

  2. 2

    University of Arkansas, USA

  3. 3

    Vanderbilt 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:

  • Report 7: encouraging students to think critically about psychotherapy - overcoming naïve realism;
  • psychotherapy - two key misconceptions;
  • posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among trauma-exposed victims;
  • naïve realism;
  • ineffective psychotherapies seeming to work;
  • educational and assessment implications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Psychotherapy: Two Key Misconceptions

  • Naïve Realism

  • Ten Reasons Why Ineffective Psychotherapies Often Seem to Work

  • Educational and Assessment Implications

  • References