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Smith, Jonathan C.

Critical Thinking: Pseudoscience and the Paranormal

Smith, Jonathan C. - Critical Thinking: Pseudoscience and the Paranormal, ebook

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Comprehensive and engaging, this extensively revised edition of a student and instructor favorite introduces the basics of critical thinking using the claims of pseudoscience and the paranormal.

  • Guides readers through the critical thinking process by considering different types of support (sources, logic, and scientific observation) and ruling out alternative explanations
  • Allows students to practice and apply their new critical thinking skills on claims of extraordinary cures including energy treatments, complementary/alternative medicine and faith healing as well as four paranormal claims of consequence: astrology, spiritualism and the afterlife, parapsychology, and creationism.
  • Couples a conversational, nontechnical narrative with student-friendly pedagogical tools, including critical thinking questions, a study guide for each chapter, and a companion website
  • Provides clear and open-minded discussions of the paranormal spectrum, belief justification surveys, the placebo effect, and the relationship between religion and critical thinking

Keywords: Psychological Methods, Research & Statistics, Psychological Methods, Research & Statistics

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2017
Language
en
Edition
2
Page amount
320 pages
Category
Psychology
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781119029373
Printed ISBN
9781119029359

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