Table of contents for Critical thinking in psychology : separating sense from nonsense / John Ruscio.
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Evaluating Sources Whether in Print or on the World Wide Web. 1. Introduction: Pseudoscience and the Need for Critical Thinking. 2. Science: Evaluating Claims to Knowledge. 3. Language: Misleading and Evasive Tactics. 4. Magic: The Allure of Exotic Rituals, Fantasy, and Mysticism. 5. Authority: Appeals to Blind Obedience. 6. Experience: The Limitations of Testimonials as Evidence. 7. Plausibility: All Beliefs Are Not Created Equal. 8. Association: Establishing and Interpreting Correlations. 9. Risk: Biased Perceptions and the Media Paradox. 10. Belief: Confirmation Bias, Post-Hockery, and Overconfidence. 11. Schemes: The Seductiveness of Grand Conspiracy Theories. 12. Illusions: The Perception of Control. 13. Assessment: Classical Decision Theory. 14. Decisions: Clinical Vs. Statistical Approaches. 15. Ethics: The Use and Promotion of Unverified Treatments. 16. Tools: Suggestions for Critical Thinking.
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Psychology -- Study and teaching (Higher)