Who owns your genes? What does climate science imply for policy? Do corporations conduct honest research? Should we teach intelligent design? Humans are creating a new world through science. The kind of world we are creating will not simply be decided by expanding scientific knowledge, but will depend on views about good and bad, right and wrong. These visions, in turn, depend on critical thinking, cogent argument and informed judgement. In this book, Adam Briggle and Carl Mitcham help readers to cultivate these skills. They first introduce ethics and the normative structure of science and then consider the ´society of science´ and its norms for the responsible conduct of research and the treatment of human and animal research subjects. Later chapters examine ´science in society´ - exploring ethical issues at the interfaces of science, policy, religion, culture and technology. Each chapter features case studies and research questions to stimulate further reflection.
What makes psychology a science?What is the logic underlying psychological research? In this groundbreaking book Zoltan Dienes introduces students to key issues in the philosophy of science and statistics that have a direct and vital bearing on the practice of research in psychology. The book is organised around the influential thinkers and conceptual debates which pervade psychological research and teaching but until now have not been made accessible to students. In a clear and fluid style, Dienes takes the reader on a compelling tour of the ideas of: - Popper- Kuhn& Lakatos- Neyman& Pearson- Bayes- Fisher& RoyallFeaturing examples drawn from extensive teaching experience to ground the ideas firmly in psychological science, the book is an ideal companion to courses and modules in psychological researchmethods and also to those covering conceptual and historical issues.
Too often we´re guided by what we last heard, by our friends´ approval, by impulse?our desires, our fears. Without reflection. Without even stopping to think. ** In this book you´ll learn how to reason and find your way better in life. You´ll learn to see the consequences of what you and others say and do. You´ll learn to see the assumptions that you and others make. You´ll learn how to judge what you should believe. These are the skills we all need to make good decisions. ** Claims. Arguments. Fallacies. Analogies. Generalizing. Cause and Effect. Explanations. These are clearly set out with hundreds of examples from daily life showing how to use them. Illustrations using a cast of cartoon characters make the concepts memorable. And many exercises will help you to check your understanding. ** Truly a book for all?from high school to graduate school, from auto repair to managing a company. How to Reason will help you find a way in life that is clearer and not buffetted by the winds of nonsense and fear. ******* In Reasoning in the Sciences, you´ll learn how to use your reasoning skills to understand how scientists make definitions, what an experiment is, what can go wrong with an experiment, how scientists reason with models and theories, what counts as a good explanation in science, and how to distinguish science from magic, religion, and fraud. No background in science is needed, just a healthy appetitite for learning.
´´It is not a question of merely making certain communications. Presenting them in a manner consistent with a conscientious view of the corresponding plane of life is the real challenge. This is the plane where the loftiest ambitions are often handled poorly, and where knowledge and superstition can become confused one with the other.´´
Handbook of Motivation Science:
Seeing Science:An Illustrated Guide to the Wonders of the Universe Iris Gottlieb
Recomposing Art and Science:artists-in-labs. Printed edition includes a DVD
In the Name of Science:A History of Secret Programs, Medical Research, and Human Experimentation St. Martin´s Press. First Edition Andrew Goliszek