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Critical Thinking Instruction Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience

Original story at news.ncsu.edu• 2 mentions • 1 week ago

news.ncsu.edu 1 week ago

 
A recent study by North Carolina State University researchers finds that teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” that is unsupported by facts. “Given the national discussion of ‘fake news,’ it’s clear that critical thinking – and classes that teach critical thinking – are more important than ever,” says Anne McLaughlin, an associate professor of psychology at NC State and co-author of a paper describing the work. “Fundamentally, we wanted to assess how intentional you have to be when teaching students critical thinking,” says Alicia McGill, an assistant professor of history at NC ...
 
 
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20 Mar
Sci Curious @scicurious
Want to stop pseudoscience? teach CRITICAL THINKING. https://t.co/KInuflNvRa
20 Mar
Karen James @kejames
RT @ShipLives: How teaching humanities can reduce belief in pseudoscience: https://t.co/m6OztnBYqH Pretty neat little study.