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How to Think Straight About Psychology

Keith E. Stanovich

How to Think Straight About Psychology is a concise and easy-to-read "handbook" that evaluates the most important concepts and issues in psychology. Written in an engaging and nontechnical style, this acclaimed book, now in its fifth edition, highlights the essential concepts of falsifiability, operationism, experimental control, converging evidence, and correlational versus experimental studies, as well as the importance of statistics. This topical coverage illustrates to students of psychology that human behavior and mental life are studied using empirical methods of science and demonstrates how to think critically about the many claims - and candidly deals with the many misconceptions - in the field.

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