The Worth Expert Guide to Scientific Literacy: Thinking Like a Psychological Scientist
First EditionKenneth Keith; Bernard Beins©2017
How scientific thinking can enhance your life.
Accessible, engaging, and based on fundamental psychological principles, this brief book will help you foster solid habits of scientific thought, learning to apply an empirical attitude and data-driven decision making in your life. With this increased level of scientific literacy, you will be better able to make sense of complex scientific information you encounter. You will also be able to see through pseudoscientific claims that are not only invalid but potentially harmful.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Thinking Like Psychological Scientists
Chapter 2 Scientific Literacy–Separating Sense From Nonsense
Chapter 3 Let’s Be Reasonable: Evaluating Arguments and Evidence
Chapter 4 Understanding the Numbers
Chapter 5 Measurement: What the Numbers Do—And Don’t—Tell You
Chapter 6 Things We Know that Ain’t So: Myth & Misconception in Psychological Science and Everyday Life
Chapter 7 Integrity and Psychological Thought: Values and Why We Believe
Chapter 8 Why Do They Do That? Using Psychological Science to Understand
Chapter 9 The Good Life: Psychological Science and Everyday Living
Chapter 10 Reflections on Thinking Like a Psychological Scientist