Critical Thinking for Psychology addresses one of the hottest topics in contemporary psychology, that of the importance of robust critical thinking as a skill necessary for underpinning scientific endeavour. Engaging, relevant and refreshingly waffle–free, Forshaw s focus on polite scepticism encourages the reader to take the critic out of critical thinking and offers credible and practical advice on how best to develop and apply creative and common–sense critical thought to literature evaluation, essay writing and making the most of feedback. Nikki Newhouse,
Editor of PsychTalk Magazine
An essential component of all psychology degrees is described, explained and developed in a cogent and practical manner: An excellent text for all undergraduate students.
Professor Dominic Upton, University of Worcester
From the Back Cover
BPS Student Guides are short, accessible texts on key skills or the core elements of a degree, designed with the needs of students in mind. This textbook is an up-to-date guide on critical thinking applied specifically to psychology. It features an accessible writing style for students and real world examples that illuminate difficult concepts. Historically critical thinking is a subject area students struggle with and this text explains clearly what this means and entails, and gives advice on how to get better grades by thinking and writing critically.
· Explains what lecturers expect from students and why
· Shows how to construct an argument and explains the language of criticism
· Looks at unreasonable extrapolation and errors of research
· Coverage of ethics, professional practice and conduct
· Gives examples of erroneous argument from genuine published work
· Gives examples from students’ writings which illustrate common errors Written by an author popular for his accessible student guides.