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The Resource Taking sides, Clashing views on controversial psychological issues, edited, selected, and with introductions by Brent Slife

Taking sides, Clashing views on controversial psychological issues, edited, selected, and with introductions by Brent Slife

Label
Taking sides, Clashing views on controversial psychological issues
Title
Taking sides
Title part
Clashing views on controversial psychological issues
Statement of responsibility
edited, selected, and with introductions by Brent Slife
Title variation
Clashing views on controversial psychological issues
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
[The book] is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in psychology. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading psychologists and commentators, reflect a variety of viewpoints and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and becasue of their value in a debate framework. For each issue, the editor provides a concise introduction and challenge questions. The introduction sets the stage for the debate as it is argued in the "yes" and "no" readings, and the challenge questions provoke further examinations of the issue. By requiring students to analyze opposing viewpoints and reach considered judgement, [the book] develops students' critical thinking skills. -Pref
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
150
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF149
LC item number
.T34 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 A-078
  • BF 149
NLM item number
T136 1996
Target audience
adult
Label
Taking sides, Clashing views on controversial psychological issues, edited, selected, and with introductions by Brent Slife
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biological and research issues: Is there evidence that homosexuality is biologically determined; Do evolutionary and genetic factors determine our sexual behaviors; Should animals be used in psychological research -- Human development: Does viewing television increase a child's aggression; Is a child's development negatively affected by a working mother; Are children of divorced parents at greater risk; Do physically punished children become violent adults -- Cognitive processes: Are memories of sex abuse always real; Can mental attitude affect biological disease; Can intelligence be increased -- Mental health: Is schizophrenia a disease; Does abortion have severe psychological effects; Classic dialogue, do diagnostic labels hinder treatment -- Psychological treatment: Should psychologists be allowed to prescibe drugs; Have antidepressant drugs proven to be effective; Is electroconvulsive therapy safe -- Social psychology: Is pornography harmful; Does religious commitment improve mental health
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Ninth edition.
Extent
xvii, 410 pages
Isbn
9780697312938
Lccn
95083857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34492305
  • (Sirsi) u292813
  • (Sirsi) *TSIDES13
Label
Taking sides, Clashing views on controversial psychological issues, edited, selected, and with introductions by Brent Slife
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biological and research issues: Is there evidence that homosexuality is biologically determined; Do evolutionary and genetic factors determine our sexual behaviors; Should animals be used in psychological research -- Human development: Does viewing television increase a child's aggression; Is a child's development negatively affected by a working mother; Are children of divorced parents at greater risk; Do physically punished children become violent adults -- Cognitive processes: Are memories of sex abuse always real; Can mental attitude affect biological disease; Can intelligence be increased -- Mental health: Is schizophrenia a disease; Does abortion have severe psychological effects; Classic dialogue, do diagnostic labels hinder treatment -- Psychological treatment: Should psychologists be allowed to prescibe drugs; Have antidepressant drugs proven to be effective; Is electroconvulsive therapy safe -- Social psychology: Is pornography harmful; Does religious commitment improve mental health
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Ninth edition.
Extent
xvii, 410 pages
Isbn
9780697312938
Lccn
95083857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34492305
  • (Sirsi) u292813
  • (Sirsi) *TSIDES13

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