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Critical Thinking

Pseudoscience And The Paranormal

Critical Thinking - Smith, Jonathan C. - ISBN: 9781119029359
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Beschrijving

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.

Details

Titel: Critical Thinking
auteur: Smith, Jonathan C.
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 320
Uitgever: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Plaats van publicatie: 01
NUR: Naslagwerken algemeen
Afmetingen: 242 x 169 x 15
Gewicht: 622 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9781119029359
Intern nummer: 37292997

Biografie (woord)

JONATHAN C. SMITH is a Professor of Psychology at Roosevelt University, Founding Director of the Roosevelt University Stress Institute, and Head of the Pseudoscience and Paranormal Laboratory. He has published 23 books and has written numerous articles on critical thinking, advanced relaxation and mindfulness theory and practice, stress management, and spirituality and skepticism. In 1984 he founded the Roosevelt University Stress Institute primarily to combat pseudoscience in the field. He has created classroom and online classes specifically designed to teach critical thinking skills and evaluate extraordinary claims of the paranormal.

Inhoudsopgave

PART 1: INTRODUCTION

1 Critical Thinking: Your Survival Kit

2 The Paranormal Spectrum

3  What s the Harm?  Why Study These Things?

PART 2: THE CRITICAL THINKER S TOOLKIT

4 Sources

5 Logic (Bonus: The Top Four Informal Logical Fallacies)

6 Logic and language: Fallacies of Ambiguity

7 Science

PART 3: ALTERNATIVE EXPLANATIONS

8 Oddities of Nature and the World of Numbers

9 Perceptual Error and Trickery

10 Memory Errors

11 Placebo Effect

12 Sensory Phenomena, Hallucinations, and Psychiatric Conditions

PART 4: PARANORMAL CHALLENGES

13 Claims of Extraordinary Cures

14 From the Paranormal Sampler: Four Claims of Consequence

APPENDIX A Why Do You Believe?

APPENDIX B: The Belief Justification Survey

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