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Thought and Knowledge

An Introduction to Critical Thinking, 5th Edition

By Diane F. Halpern

Psychology Press – 2014 – 640 pages

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Description

This best-selling textbook, written by award-winning educator and past president of the American Psychological Association, Diane F. Halpern, applies theory and research from the learning sciences to teach students the thinking skills they need to succeed in today's world. This new edition retains features from earlier editions that have helped its readers become better thinkers. A rigorous academic grounding based in cognitive psychology is presented in a clear writing style with a humorous tone and supported by numerous practical examples and anecdotes.

Thought and Knowledge, Fifth Edition has been revised to help students meet the challenges of a global neighborhood and make meaningful conclusions from the overwhelming quantity of information now available at the click of a mouse. The skills learned with this text will help students learn more efficiently, research more productively, and present logical, informed arguments.

Thought and Knowledge, Fifth Edition is appropriate for use as a textbook in critical thinking courses offered in departments of psychology, philosophy, English, humanities, or as a supplement in any course where critical thinking is emphasized.

Contents

Chapter 1: Thinking: An Introduction

Chapter 2: Thinking Starts Here: Memory as the Mediator of Cognitive Processes

Chapter 3: The Relationship Between Thought And Language

Chapter 4: Reasoning: Drawing Deductively Valid Conclusions

Chapter 5: Analyzing Arguments

Chapter 6: Thinking as Hypothesis Testing

Chapter 7: Likelihood and Uncertainty: Understanding Probabilities

Chapter 8: Decision Making: It Is a Matter of Choice

Chapter 9: Development of Problem Solving Skills

Chapter 10: Creative Thinking

Chapter 11: The Last Word

Appendix: List of Critical Thinking Skills

Author Bio

Diane F. Halpern is the McElwee Family Professor of Psychology and Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College. She is a past president of the American Psychological Association, the Western Psychological Association, the Society for General Psychology, and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Professor Halpern has won many awards for her teaching and research, including the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science (2013); the Arthur W. Staats Lecture on Unifying Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association (2013); Outstanding Professor Award from the Western Psychological Association (2002); American Psychological Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching (1999); Distinguished Career Award for Contributions to Education from the American Psychological Association (1996); and the California State University's State-Wide Outstanding Professor Award.

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Description: By Diane F. Halpern. This best-selling textbook, written by award-winning educator and past president of the American Psychological Association, Diane F. Halpern, applies theory and research from the learning sciences to teach students the thinking skills they need to...
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