12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2007
This book is wonderful! It is by far the best book on critical thinking in psychology available. Written for an capstone course in psychology, _Critical Thinkin About Psychology_ provides a readable presentation of critical issues in psychology as well as plausible alternatives to the prevailing, paradigmatic directions in psychology. Issues are logically broken down into subareas of discussion. I highly recommend this book for any individual interested in gaining perspective on different issues in the broad field of psychology.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2015
There is not a text out there that lays out the discipline's (and sub-disciplines') issues as clearly or as provocatively as this book. Written at a level that undergraduate students without a philosophy background could comprehend, it nevertheless delves through some tricky conceptual issues that seasoned professionals would do well do heed!
Highly recommended for anyone involved in the discipline in a significant way.
1 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2013
You know your book about a science struggling to prove its validity in academia is suspect when it uses philosophy (the least valid arm of academia, using the term academia in this case liberally)for it's arguments. I mean, science has come up with a system to weed out bad concepts and ideas. Philosophy on the other hand spends half it's energies arguing against needing such a system.
Q: Do you know what item the Philosophy department at your closest University is missing that every other department has? A: A trash can.