Applying cognitive science to critical thinking among higher education students

Lodge, Jason M. and O'Connor, Erin and Shaw, Rhonda and Burton, Lorelle (2015) Applying cognitive science to critical thinking among higher education students. In: The Palgrave handbook of critical thinking in higher education. Palgrave Education Collection. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., New York, pp. 391-407. ISBN 978-1-349-47812-5


This chapter broadly introduces the topic of critical thinking and provides a general overview of how the cognitive science of critical thinking is important in higher education. The chapter examines heuristics, biases and faulty critical thinking in general and outlines the specifics of research on heuristics, biases and critical thinking from a psychological science perspective. The chapter outlines ways to overcome biases in thinking and discusses how the results from psychological science research on critical thinking can be used specifically in a higher education context to inform practice in learning and teaching.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 23. Permanent restricted access to Published Version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2016 03:10
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 04:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: critical thinking; psychological science; higher education; cognitive bias; learning and teaching
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1057/9781137378057.0031

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