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Smith, Jonathan C.

Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal: A Critical Thinker's Toolkit

Smith, Jonathan C. - Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the     Paranormal: A Critical Thinker's Toolkit, ebook

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Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal: A Critical Thinker's Toolkit provides readers with a variety of "reality-checking" tools to analyze extraordinary claims and to determine their validity.


  • Integrates simple yet powerful evaluative tools used by both paranormal believers and skeptics alike


  • Introduces innovations such as a continuum for ranking paranormal claims and evaluating their implications


  • Includes an innovative "Critical Thinker’s Toolkit," a systematic approach for performing reality checks on paranormal claims related to astrology, psychics, spiritualism, parapsychology, dream telepathy, mind-over-matter, prayer, life after death, creationism, and more


  • Explores the five alternative hypotheses to consider when confronting a paranormal claim


  • Reality Check boxes, integrated into the text, invite students to engage in further discussion and examination of claims


  • Written in a lively, engaging style for students and general readers alike


  • Ancillaries: Testbank and PowerPoint slides

Keywords: paranormal, critical thinking, superstition, skepticism, parapsychology, supernatural

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2009
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
400 pages
Category
Psychology
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781444310139
Printed ISBN
9781405181235

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