ERIC Number: ED026656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Attitudes of Science. A Program for a Student-Centered Seminar.
Whaley, Donald L.; Surratt, Sharon L.
It has been found that the primary difference between the superior and average undergraduate psychology student was not in the command of factual materials, but in familiarity with the philosophy of science. The better students were more able to separate science form non-science, and to critically evaluate materials presented to them. This book provides a large and diverse sample of subject material to which the student may apply the structural rules and attitudes of the scientific method. In the introductory material, four attitudes are stressed: (1) empiricism, (2) determinism, (3) parsimony, and (4) scientific manipulation. Each short sample is followed by a series of discussion cues relating each attitude to the text, and, after four samples representing a complete panel discussion, evaluation sheets are included. Summary evaluations are found periodically throughout the book. (BP)
Descriptors: College Students, Curriculum, Educational Media, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods
Wm. C. Brown Book Company, Dubuque, Iowa 52001.
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Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo.