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Critical Thinking, Science, and Pseudoscience - Why We Can't Trust Our Brains (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,432
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Critical Thinking, Science, and Pseudoscience - Why We Can't Trust Our Brains (Paperback): Caleb W. Lack, Jacques Rousseau

Critical Thinking, Science, and Pseudoscience - Why We Can't Trust Our Brains (Paperback)

Caleb W. Lack, Jacques Rousseau

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This text for undergraduate courses in critical thinking across disciplines uses the intriguing and appealing exploration of pseudoscience to apply these principles and skills. Providing an accessible foundation of what critical thinking is, why it's important, and how to apply these skills, the book explores the psychological and social reasons of why human beings tend to find credence in extraordinary claims. The book then shows how critical thinking skills are used to evaluate specific pseudoscientific arenas by applying scientific methods from various disciplines. From alien abductions, ghosts, and psychic phenomena to historical revisionism and unsupported medical and mental health treatments, this intriguing book uses examples form a wide range of pseudoscience fields and brings evidence from diverse fields as psychology, biology, and physics to critically examine these claims. Authored by a psychologist and a philosopher who have extensive experience teaching and writing on critical thinking and skeptical inquiry, this work is a lively text for courses in critical thinking and the phenomenon of pseudoscience across multiple disciplines.

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Imprint: Springer Publishing Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2016
Authors: Caleb W. Lack • Jacques Rousseau
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 280
ISBN-13: 978-0-8261-9419-0
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy
Books > Social sciences > Psychology
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Cognition & cognitive psychology
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Philosophy of mind
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Cognition & cognitive psychology > General
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Philosophy of mind
LSN: 0-8261-9419-2
Barcode: 9780826194190

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