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ERIC Number: EJ883207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Changes in Critical Thinking Skills Following a Course on Science and Pseudoscience: A Quasi-Experimental Study
McLean, Carmen P.; Miller, Nathan A.
Teaching of Psychology, v37 n2 p85-90 2010
We assessed changes in paranormal beliefs and general critical thinking skills among students (n = 23) enrolled in an experimental course designed to teach distinguishing science from pseudoscience and a comparison group of students (n = 30) in an advanced research methods course. On average, both courses were successful in reducing paranormal beliefs and increasing both abstract and psychology-specific critical thinking skills. However, the only difference that emerged between the courses was that the experimental course was superior with regard to reducing specific paranormal beliefs. (Contains 5 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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