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The Resource How to think straight about psychology

How to think straight about psychology

Label
How to think straight about psychology
Title
How to think straight about psychology
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book, then, is directed not at potential researchers in psychology, but at a much larger group; the consumers of psychological information. The target audience is the beginning psychology student and the general reader who have encountered information on psychological issues in the general media and have wondered how to go about evaluating its validity ... [This book concerns itself with introducing students to] the fundamental principles [with which] to evaluate psychological claims. [Students will use] the thinking tools introduced in this text to evaluate new psychological information encountered in media or in course work. -Pref
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stanovich, Keith E.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychology
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
Label
How to think straight about psychology
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is psychology, the Skinner-Freud problem. -- Psychology is alive and well (and doing fine among the sciences). -- Falsifiability, a discourse on how to foil little green men in the head. -- Operationism and essentialism, "But doctor, what does it really mean?". -- Correlation and causation, birth control by the toaster method. -- Testimonials and case study evidence, placebo effects, clever Hans and the amazing Randi. -- "But it's not real life!". -- The Einstein syndrome. -- Achilles' heel of human cognition. -- Rodney Dangerfield of the sciences
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
185 pages
Isbn
9780673384126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
How to think straight about psychology
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is psychology, the Skinner-Freud problem. -- Psychology is alive and well (and doing fine among the sciences). -- Falsifiability, a discourse on how to foil little green men in the head. -- Operationism and essentialism, "But doctor, what does it really mean?". -- Correlation and causation, birth control by the toaster method. -- Testimonials and case study evidence, placebo effects, clever Hans and the amazing Randi. -- "But it's not real life!". -- The Einstein syndrome. -- Achilles' heel of human cognition. -- Rodney Dangerfield of the sciences
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
185 pages
Isbn
9780673384126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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