Chapter 9. Integrating Critical Thinking with Course Content

  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. David W. Carroll1,
  2. Allen H. Keniston2 and
  3. Blaine F. Peden2

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch9

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

How to Cite

Carroll, D. W., Keniston, A. H. and Peden, B. F. (2008) Integrating Critical Thinking with Course Content, 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.ch9

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 Wisconsin-Superior, USA

  2. 2

    University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 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 in critical psychology courses;
  • integrating critical thinking with course content;
  • critical thinking exercises;
  • critical thinking disposition - ignorance question exercises;
  • student debates in variety of classes;
  • self-assessment assignments as critical thinking tools;
  • self-assessments differing from other “ personal” assignments;
  • internet assignments;
  • cognitive psychology - teaching challenges and opportunities;
  • how prescriptions infuse course content with critical thinking

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Activities that Integrate Critical Thinking with Course Content

  • Course Case Studies in Integrating Critical Thinking into Upper Level Courses

  • General Conclusion

  • References

  • Appendix 1: Robert Watson's (1967) Contrasting Prescriptions of Psychology