How to Think Straight About Psychology, 11th edition

  • Keith E. Stanovich

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How to Think Straight About Psychology helps you build the critical thinking skills needed to independently evaluate psychological information. Author Keith Stanovich teaches you how to analyze claims found in the media, distinguish between pseudoscience and valid psychological research, and apply psychological knowledge to the world around them.

The 11th Edition covers a range of new topics. Fresh examples illustrate psychological principles and issues obscuring the growing knowledge base in the field. New examples of pseudoscience encountered in the media include the suggestion that science is non-cumulative in their reporting of research on autism, reading disability and ADHD.

Published by Pearson (June 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137505623

Subject: Psychology

Category: Introduction to Psychology


1. Psychology Is Alive and Well (and Doing Fine Among the Sciences)
2. Falsifiability: How to Foil Little Green Men in the Head
3. Operationism and Essentialism: “But, Doctor, What Does It Really Mean?”
4. Testimonials and Case Study Evidence: Placebo Effects and the Amazing Randi
5. Correlation and Causation: Birth Control by the Toaster Method
6. Getting Things Under Control: The Case of Clever Hans
7. “But It's Not Real Life!”: The “Artificiality” Criticism and Psychology
8. Avoiding the Einstein Syndrome: The Importance of Converging Evidence
9. The Misguided Search for the “Magic Bullet”: The Issue of Multiple Causation
10. The Achilles' Heel of Human Cognition: Probabilistic Reasoning
11. The Role of Chance in Psychology
12. The Rodney Dangerfield of the Sciences

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