Thought and Knowledge
An Introduction to Critical Thinking
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Thought and Knowledge applies theory and research from the learning sciences to teach students the thinking skills that they need to succeed in today's world. A rigorous academic grounding based in cognitive psychology is presented in a clear, humorous writing style and supported by numerous real-world, culturally-relevant examples and anecdotes. This new edition features a new text design with more photos and illustrations and more coverage of science and pseudoscience, fallacies, media/tech/social media, student life and work life. Chapter content has been streamlined and pedagogical features that were previously online have been moved to the text for improved in-class learning.
Table of Contents
1. Thinking: An Introduction 2. Thinking Starts Here: Memory as the Mediator of Cognitive Processes 3. The Relationship Between Thought And Language 4. Reasoning: Drawing Deductively Valid Conclusions 5. Analyzing Arguments 6. Thinking as Hypothesis Testing 7. Likelihood and Uncertainty: Understanding Probabilities 8. Decision Making: It Is a Matter of Choice 9. Development of Problem Solving Skills 10. Creative Thinking 11. The Last Word Appendix: List of Critical Thinking Skills
Diane F. Halpern, PhD is Professor of Psychology Emerita at Claremont McKenna College and Past-President of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Western Psychological Association, APA Division 1 (Society for General Psychology), and APA Division 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology).
Dana S. Dunn, PhD is Professor of Psychology at Moravian College and Past-President of APA Division 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology), APA Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology), and the Eastern Psychological Association.