Critical Thinking

Pedagogy for developing critical thinking in adolescents: Explicit instruction produces greatest gains. Thinking Skills & Creativity, 6, 1–13. Marzano, R.J. (1998). ... Critical thinking about research: Psychology and related fields.

Author: Christopher P. Dwyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107142848

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Dwyer's book is unique and distinctive as it presents and discusses a modern conceptualisation of critical thinking - one that is commensurate with the exponential increase in the annual output of knowledge. The abilities of navigating new knowledge outputs, engaging in enquiry and constructively solving problems are not only important in academic contexts, but are also essential life skills. Specifically, the book provides a modern, detailed, accessible and integrative model of critical thinking that accounts for critical thinking sub-skills and real-world applications, and is commensurate with the standards of twenty-first century knowledge. It also provides both opportunities to learn and apply these skills through a series of exercises, as well as guidelines on how critical thinking can be developed and practised, in light of existing psychological research, which can be used to enhance the experience of critical thinking training and facilitate gains in critical thinking ability.

Critical Thinking for Addiction Professionals

Critical thinking and education. New York: St. Martin's Press. Meltzoff, J. (1998). Critical thinking about research: Psychology and related fields. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Miller, W. R., & Rollnick ...

Author: Michael J. Taleff, PhD, CSAC, MAC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826118233

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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Learn to Think Critically and Make Better Decisions Addiction professionals make decisions everyday that impact peoples lives. Sometimes these decisions are solid, and sometimes they are the result of flawed thinking, which often results from myths and generalizations that are perpetuated in the field. Thinking flaws are common not just in counselors, but in supervisors, administrators, and presenters, and can lead to potentially negative outcomes both for clients and for programs. In this easy-to-read guide--the first to bring together critical thinking and addiction work--critical thinking expert and addiction professional Dr. Michael J. Taleff offers readers the tools they need to think critically and make better decisions. Readers learn: To evaluate their critical thinking abilities The characteristics of a critical thinking professional What drives bad thinking in addiction work How to recognize and avoid thinking fallacies The ethics and consequences of using critical thinking "Dr. Taleff has provided an insightful analysis of the kinds of thinking errors often made by counselors. The text should be required reading in all areas of health and human services. The concepts and discussion are as valuable to experienced helpers as they are to novices." -Gregory Blevins, Ph.D., Professor, Governors State University

Research Methods for Environmental Psychology

Critical thinking about research: Psychology and related fields. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Miller, E. T., Neal, D. J., Roberts, L. J., Baer, J. S., Cressler, S. O., Metrik, J., & Marlatt, A. G. (2002).

Author: Robert Gifford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118795330

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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Covering the full spectrum of methodology, the timely and indispensible Research Methods for Environmental surveys the research and application methods for studying, changing, and improving human attitudes, behaviour and well-being in relation to the physical environment. The first new book covering research methods in environmental psychology in over 25 years. Brings the subject completely up-to-date with coverage of the latest methodology in the field The level of public concern over the impact of the environment on humans is high, making this book timely and of real interest to a fast growing discipline Comprehensively surveys the research and application methods for studying, changing, and improving human attitudes, behavior, and well-being in relation to the physical environment Robert Gifford is internationally recognised as one of the leading individuals in this field, and the contributors include many of the major leaders in the discipline

Research in Psychotherapy

He also wrote Critical Thinking About Research : Psychology and Related Fields . Melvin Kornreich is supervisor of research in the Psychology Section of the Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Brooklyn , New York .

Author: Julian Meltzoff

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 0202368602

Category: Psychology

Page: 561

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Research in Psychotherapy is a comprehensive synthesis and assessment of the psychotherapeutic research literature for the use of both researchers and those in clinical practice. It is designed as a general reference work, an instruction guide, and a source of information about specific aspects and problems of research. The book consists of three parts. Part 1 discusses principles and methods of research as they are applied to psychotherapy. It provides general background material and principles to help non-researchers appreciate some of the important problems that are encountered. In Part 2, existing research on the effects of psychotherapy and the determinants and correlates of outcome are clustered and reviewed. Chapters 4 to 7 are concerned strictly with a review and appraisal of controlled studies that were designed to evaluate the effects of psychotherapy. Chapters 8 to 13 deal with a large body of research on various factors associated with therapeutic outcome--method, style, and technique variables; patient, therapist, and time variables. Part 3 is concerned with research on aspects of the therapeutic process and on the effect of many of these same variables on the therapeutic interchange as distinct from the outcome of therapy. Also discussed is research on various therapeutic phenomena and conditions about which so much has been written and so little really known. Research in Psychotherapy was written in the conviction that clinical practice should be influenced by research and that rigorous research that meets acceptable experimental standards can be done on the field of psychotherapy. Julian Meltzoff is a fellow of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Known as an innovator of therapeutic programs, he designed and organized a model milieu therapy setting, which was evaluated in his book The Day Treatment Center: Principles, Application, and Evaluation. He also wrote Critical Thinking About Research: Psychology and Related Fields. Melvin Kornreich is supervisor of research in the Psychology Section of the Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Brooklyn, New York. A diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology, Kornreich has had extensive experience in clinical work and research supervision; he teaches in the psychology program of Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

Your Psychology Project

69–102 Meltzoff, J. (1999) Critical Thinking about Research: Psychology and Related Fields. Washington, DC: APA. Micceri, T. (1989) The unicorn, the normal curve, and other improbable creatures. Psychological Bulletin, 105, 156–66.

Author: Jennifer Evans

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781849208321

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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'This guide will serve well as a handbook for undergraduate psychology students working on senior projects or theses. Clear, concise, and well organized, the book instructs the student from the beginning of the project to the final draft and offers advice both specific and general' - Choice Anxious about your final year Psychology Project? Having trouble getting started? Your Psychology Project clearly maps out all the requirements of a project in psychology. The definitive survival manual, it guides students through every aspect of a psychology project from conception of an idea, to writing up the final draft. It helps students think through the whole research process by bridging the relationship between the research question, the design, and the use of statistical and qualitative analyses. By using clear practical examples this book provides an invaluable insight into applying theory to practice and equips students with the knowledge, skills and abilty to carry out and write up their thesis project. Written in a clear and engaging manner Your Psychology Project is essential reading for all students undertaking a psychology research project.

Research Manual in Child Development

Critical thinking about research:Psychology and related fields. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Messick, S. (1995). Validity of psychological assessment: Validation of inferences from persons' responses and ...

Author: Lorraine Nadelman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135640873

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

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This unique hands-on lab manual in child development provides great ideas and resources for teaching research courses involving child subjects. It includes projects in psychomotor/perceptual, cognitive, and social development. Projects are preceded by background essays on the history of that topic, related research, theoretical issues, and controversies. Each project has hypotheses to test, detailed procedures to follow, all stimuli, individual and group data sheets, empty tables, suggested statistics, discussion questions, and an updated bibliography. Special features of this second edition: *The introductory text portion details research considerations, including an introduction to psychological research, sections on developmental research, children as subjects, and general experimental research procedures. *The popular Infant Observation project has the student visit homes with babies for a semester and provides practice in observational data collection, reliability assessment, and report writing. *The cognitive development section includes two new subfields: Theory of Mind and Language--Children's Interpretation of the Word Big, in addition to classic studies of Piaget's spatial perspective-taking and attention and memory. The final chapter describes a suggested neuropsychological project. *The socialized child section includes a new study on sibling relationships as seen by the older or younger sibling, in addition to the earlier projects on self-esteem, sex identity, and cooperation-competition. The final section describes a suggested cross-cultural interview project.

Research Essentials

Critical thinking about research: Psychology and related fields. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. This text should help develop critical thinking skills via research by critiquing exercises of different types of ...

Author: Stephen D. Lapan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470181096

Category: Education

Page: 440

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This is an accessible and practical introduction to research that addresses the broadest spectrum of research methodologies of interest to the student or new research, from experimental and survey approaches to program evaluation and ethnography. Research Essentials includes key interpretive and qualitative strategies. The book shows the role that research plays in the social sciences and education, followed by an overview of research traditions. It offers practical examples and relevant resources across the disciplines. Other features include study questions, lists of relevant journals, web sites, and organizations.

Research in IT for Beginners

McNiff J. (2013) Action research: principles and practice, 3rd edn. Routledge, Abingdon Meltzoff, J. (1998) Critical Thinking About Research: Psychology and Related Fields. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Author: Mohammad Yasser Chuttur

Publisher: Le Printemps Ltee

ISBN: 9789994948604

Category: Reference

Page: 90

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The book, Research in IT for Beginners is especially intended for undergraduate and graduate students who have no experience conducting academic research in the field of Information Technology (IT) and who wish to have a quick overview of the different stages of the research process. Through a gentle introduction to the concept of research, main research paradigms, and research strategies and methods, this book will help students take their first steps in planning for a research study. Additionally, this book details the contents that make up a research proposal along with a discussion of the precautions to take for good academic writing. At the end of each chapter, students will also find a summary and review questions that help focus on the main points covered. Overall, this book can be used as an instruction material for a course in Research Methodology or it can be used on its own as a referencing material when embarking on a research journey.

Replication Research in Applied Linguistics

Critical Thinking about Research: Psychology and Related Fields, Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Mitchell, R., Dominguez, L., Arche, M., Myles, F. and Marsden, E. (2008). SPLOCC: A new database for Spanish second ...

Author: Graeme Porte

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107021655

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 286

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The only book available dedicated to the theory and practice of replication research in Second Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics. A replication study repeats a previous study to discover if its findings are reliable and/or can be generalised to other circumstances. This edited volume brings together a number of experts who argue in favour of a more central role for replication research in Second Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics. The book provides a theoretical argument to support this view, as well as practical examples and model replication studies. It includes advice on how best to set up and execute replication research, and how to write up the findings for presentation to a journal. A paperback version is available separately.