Chapter 8. A Process Approach to Thinking Critically About Complex Concepts

  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. Stacie M. Spencer1 and
  2. Marin Gillis2

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch8

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

How to Cite

Spencer, S. M. and Gillis, M. (2009) A Process Approach to Thinking Critically About Complex Concepts, 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.ch8

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

    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – stacie, USA

  2. 2

    University of Nevada School of Medicine, 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:

  • process approach to thinking critically about complex concepts;
  • process steps for teaching concept definitions through instrument development;
  • typical approach to teaching concepts;
  • Appleby's critical thinking skills - retention and comprehension;
  • reliability and validity concepts and biopsychosocial model;
  • evaluation of existing measurement instruments;
  • teaching the concept of stress - evaluated using supplemental teaching evaluation form

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Process Approach to Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

  • Evaluation of the Process

  • References