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Critical Thinking For Psychology: A Student Guide (Bps Student Guides) Hardcover – 3 Apr 2012

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 156 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (3 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140519118X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405191180
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 1.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,737,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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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.

Key Features:
· 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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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As a second year student doing a psychology degree this is a great read. really insightful and lets you know what is expected of you as a student writing essays and completing assignments. It explains common errors made by students, tips and then gives you examples at the end of poor vs excellent work. A must for any psychology student. the reason i didnt give it 5 stars was because sometimes the language used seemed a bit alien so i found i had to do a bit of research whilst reading it - but hey, i suppose that is what being a student is all about :-)
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I found this a very easy read, simply put with analogies (such as Amazon reviews and how critical, or not they may be) that helped reinforce particular points. I read it in two days as it was so engaging and it really did make me reflect. I just hope it helps when I put it into practice writing essays.
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Good overview of the subject. .but I found some aspects most ill informed and quite prejudiced. The comments on astrology may be the writer's opinion but such is not based on any true knowledge of the subject or any attempt to have a balanced argument!
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My lecturer recommended this book and I can see why! It makes critical thinking very easy to understand and shows you how to apply it :) definitely recommend it for any Psychology student :)
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