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Critical Thinking : Pseudoscience and the Paranormal - by Jonathan C. Smith (Paperback)

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Comprehensive and engaging, this extensively revised edition of a student and instructor favorite introduces the basics of critical thinking using the claims of pseudoscience and the paranormal.

  • Guides readers through the critical thinking process by considering different types of support (sources, logic, and scientific observation) and ruling out alternative explanations
  • Allows students to practice and apply their new critical thinking skills on claims of extraordinary cures including energy treatments, complementary/alternative medicine and faith healing as well as four paranormal claims of consequence: astrology, spiritualism and the afterlife, parapsychology, and creationism.
  • Couples a conversational, nontechnical narrative with student-friendly pedagogical tools, including critical thinking questions and a study guide for each chapter.
  • Provides clear and open-minded discussions of the paranormal spectrum, belief justification surveys, the placebo effect, and the relationship between religion and critical thinking
Number of Pages: 307
Genre: Psychology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Jonathan C. Smith
Language: English
Street Date: September 5, 2017
TCIN: 52150517
UPC: 9781119029359
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-1468
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