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What Is… Critical Thinking

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is critical thinking. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy says that, while there are various different definitions, the basic underlying idea is "careful thinking directed to a goal." Wikipedia describes critical thinking as "the analysis of facts to form… Continue reading What Is… Critical Thinking

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What Is… Pop Psychology

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is pop psychology. Wikipedia describes popular (pop) psychology as "the concepts and theories about human mental life and behavior that are purportedly based on psychology and that find credence among and pass muster with the populace." Pop psychology is to… Continue reading What Is… Pop Psychology

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The “Free” Things Online Are Never Actually Free

su This came to mind recently because of a comment I saw on someone's blog to do with a news site requiring a subscription to read article. With the explosion of the internet in recent years and the vast amount of content that's available, we've come to expect things to be free. Except none of… Continue reading The “Free” Things Online Are Never Actually Free