A first-year undergraduate psychology course on critical thinking,
organized as four two-hour lectures.
The chapters are all from:
- Science, truth, and honesty
- Evaluating arguments
- Evaluating experiments (part 1)
- Evaluating experiments (part 2)
- Cottrell, S. (2011). Critical Thinking
Skills. 2nd. edition. Palgrave.
The chapters complement, rather than directly replicate, the
material in the lectures and notes.
The pre-lecture readings for Lecture 4 are:
- Filoteo, J. V., Lauritzen, S., & Maddox, W.T. (2010). Removing
the frontal lobes : the effects of engaging executive functions on
perceptual category learning. Psychological Science, 21,
- Newell, B.R., Moore, C.P., Wills, A.J., & Milton,
F. (2013). Reinstating the frontal lobes? Having more time to think
improves 'implicit' perceptual categorization. A comment on Filoteo,
Lauritzen and Maddox (2010). Psychological Science, 24,