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ERIC Number: EJ893124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
PsychBusters: A Means of Fostering Critical Thinking in the Introductory Course
Blessing, Stephen B.; Blessing, Jennifer S.
Teaching of Psychology, v37 n3 p178-182 2010
We discuss a project given to introductory psychology students that increased their critical thinking regarding psychological findings, such as those that might appear in news reports (e.g., "listening to Mozart makes you smarter") or everyday life (e.g., "birds of a feather flock together"). Relative to students who did not do the project, students improved in their ability to take a psychological issue and decide how best to analyze it. Given these results and the positive student attitude toward it, this project seems to be an effective way to get students to engage critically with psychological issues. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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