Tools Of Critical Thinking: Metathoughts For Psychology3.95 · Rating details · 56 Ratings · 3 Reviews
This innovative text is designed to improve thinking skills through the application of 30 critical thinking principles?Metathoughts. These specialized tools and techniques are useful for approaching all forms of study, inquiry, and problem solving. Levy applies Metathoughts to a diverse array of issues in contemporary clinical, social, and cross-cultural psychology: identiThis innovative text is designed to improve thinking skills through the application of 30 critical thinking principles?Metathoughts. These specialized tools and techniques are useful for approaching all forms of study, inquiry, and problem solving. Levy applies Metathoughts to a diverse array of issues in contemporary clinical, social, and cross-cultural psychology: identifying strengths and weaknesses in various schools of thought, defining and explaining psychological phenomena, evaluating the accuracy and usefulness of research studies, reducing logical flaws and personal biases, and improving the search for creative solutions. The Metathoughts are brought to life with practical examples, clinical vignettes, illustrations, anecdotes, thought-provoking exercises, useful antidotes, and contemporary social problems and issues.
Tools of Critical Thinking, 2/E is primarily suited as a core textbook for courses in critical thinking/problem solving, or makes an ideal supplement in a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate psychology courses, including introductory psychology, abnormal psychology (psychopathology), cross-cultural psychology, theories and methods of psychotherapy, research methods and design, theories of personality, clinical practicum, and contemporary problems and issues in psychology. ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Waveland (first published December 30th 1996)
National critical acclaim for "TOOLS OF CRITICAL THINKING":
"A remarkable book which masterfully teaches how to make us better at solving problems, at understanding events, at making decisions, and even at being creative. Read, learn, and have a good time doing it."
-Elizabeth F. Loftus, University of Washington
"Levy's style combines erudition with simplicity and earnestness with humor....The result is a clear and compelling book, accessible to lay persons and mental health professionals alike."
-Thomas Szasz, University of New York at Syracuse
"David Levy's lucid and good-humored guide to thinking is impressive in its scope, practical in its applications, and involving in its pedagogy."
-David G. Myers, Hope College
"David Levy has condensed both the widsom of the ages and the findings of contemporary psychological science into a manageable set of principles ("Metathoughts") that will notably improve the general quality of thought across the broad expanse of scholarly and scientific endeavor."
-Robert C. Carson, Duke University
"Educators have criticized today's students for their poor reasoning skills and faulty problem-solving abilities. Levy's book will go considerable distance in closing these gaps by taking established scientific principles and making them accessible, useful, and entertaining!"
-Shelley E. Taylor, University of California at Los Angeles
"This book is a wonderful addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in thinking clearly....Students, writers, and instructors alike will find this a gold mine of ideas about precise and clear thinking."
-Linda Riebel, Saybrook Institute
"...The finest book on critical thinking in the field."
-L. Anne Peplau, University of California at Los Angeles