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Critical Psychology: An IntroductionThe Second Edition of Critical Psychology: An Introduction extends the original’s comprehensive and accessible critique of mainstream psychology. The First Edition quickly became critical psychology’s entry point, introducing readers around the world to the growing challenge to psychology’s moral, political, and scientific status. Fully revised, reconfigured and expanded, this new book explores critical psychology’s continued growth and diversification, offers practical advice, and notes signifi…

The Unlimited Mind: Master Critical Thinking, Make Smarter Decisions, Control Your ImpulsesTerrified of making bad decisions and missing great opportunities? Do you question your judgment and doubt your intuition? Your brain is like any other muscle: it needs training to improve. Nobody is born with flawless critical thinking and judgment skills. These skills usually require systematic practice, but you can shortcut the learning curve by learning and mastering the methods of the best thinkers, psychologists, and high achievers. This book collects all the tips, tricks and tactics of…

Critical Thinking in PsychologyGood scientific research depends on critical thinking at least as much as factual knowledge; psychology is no exception to this rule. And yet, despite the importance of critical thinking, psychology students are rarely taught how to think critically about the theories, methods, and concepts they must use. This book shows students and researchers how to think critically about key topics such as experimental research, statistical inference, case studies, logical fallacies, and ethical judgments….

Tools of Critical Thinking: Metathoughts for Psychology (Second edition)This innovative text is designed to improve thinking skills through the application of 30 critical thinking principles—Metathoughts. These specialized tools and techniques are useful for approaching all forms of study, inquiry, and problem solving. Levy applies Metathoughts to a diverse array of issues in contemporary clinical, social, and cross-cultural psychology: identifying strengths and weaknesses in various schools of thought, defining and explaining psychological phenomena, evaluating t…

Critical Psychology: An Introduction`Critical Psychology acknowledges the influence of related perspectives including feminism, critical theroy, postmodernism, hermeneutics and discursive psychology. Fox and Prilleltensky do not set out to write an account of the history of critical psychology…. Instead, Fox and Prilleltensky’s text introduces us to a particular strand of recent critical work in psychology. The book is also notable because it stands as a potential teaching text, which is relatively unusual in critical psychology…

Critical Thinking For Psychology: A Student GuideCritical thinking is taught at all universities, often put forward by lecturers as the key skill that can most dramatically improve a student’s understanding of a course and transform their writing.  It pervades research methods teaching, critical psychology, and a range of other core curriculum elements, in exactly the same way that critical thinking pervades any discipline, and indeed, life generally.  But what is it, exactly, and how can we apply it specifically to the field of psychology…

Cross-Cultural Psychology: Critical Thinking and Contemporary Applications, Fifth EditionDynamic author team provides comprehensive overview with focus on critical-thinking. The fifth edition continues a heavy focus on applying critical thinking framework in examining, analyzing, and evaluating psychological data. With significant rewriting and additional new topics as well as updated references on new research, Cross-Cultural Psychology keeps pace with the rapidly changing conditions of modern times. The dynamic team from two different worlds bring a unique set of experiences and p…

Critical Thinking about Psychology: Hidden Assumptions and Plausible AlternativesIn Critical Thinking About Psychology: Hidden Assumptions and Plausible Alternatives contributors examine the unquestioned givens of psychology and suggest other ways of looking at them. Psychologists are taught early in their careers to use their research findings to examine common myths and debunk false beliefs. Yet, in spite of this emphasis on critical analysis, psychologists do not typically subject psychology itself to such evaluation. In this fascinating volume, experts from varied subdis…

A Critical History and Philosophy of Psychology: Diversity of Context, Thought, and PracticeIn line with the British Psychological Society’s recent recommendations for teaching the history of psychology, this comprehensive undergraduate textbook emphasizes the philosophical, cultural and social elements that influenced psychology’s development. The authors demonstrate that psychology is both a human (i.e. psychoanalytic or phenomenological) and natural (i.e. cognitive) science, exploring broad social-historical and philosophical themes such as the role of diverse cultures and women in …