Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology features current scholarship on effectively teaching critical thinking skills at all levels of psychology. * offers novel, nontraditional approaches to teaching critical thinking, including strategies, tactics, diversity issues, service learning, and the use of case studies * provides new course delivery formats by which faculty can create online course materials to foster critical thinking within a diverse student audience * places specific emphasis on how to both teach and assess critical thinking in the classroom, as well as issues of wider program assessment * discusses ways to use critical thinking in courses ranging from introductory level to upper-level, including statistics and research methods courses, cognitive psychology, and capstone offerings
Dana S. Dunn is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Learning in Common Curriculum at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dunn is active in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and will serve as President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2) in 2010. The author or editor of eight previous books, Dunn has also written numerous articles, chapters, and book reviews. Jane S. Halonen is Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of West Florida. She publishes in the areas of assessment, critical thinking, faculty development, and student success. Jane is a Fellow and past President of Division 2 of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, and served as Associate Editor of its journal, Teaching of Psychology.
Randolph A. Smith is Professor of Psychology and Department Chair at Lamar University. His professional work focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Smith is a Fellow of Divisions 1 and 2 of the American Psychological Association and has served as Editor of Teaching of Psychology from 1997. He has authored or edited four previous books, as well as many articles, chapters, and presentations.