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Slife, Brent D.

Overview
Works: 31 works in 135 publications in 1 language and 7,791 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary television programs  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BF149, 150
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brent D Slife
Taking sides by Edwin E Gantt( Book )

59 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 3,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[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 because 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 judgments, [the book] actively develops students' critical thinking skills.--P. [4] of cover
What's behind the research? : discovering hidden assumptions in the behavioral sciences by Brent D Slife( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Slife and Williams present a compelling and potentially controversial look at the implicit underpinnings of behavioral research. The do an admirable job of specifically describing the 'embedded ideas' of some of the most commonly accepted behavioral theories. ... Well written, concise, and well thought out; arguments are made in readable fashion, suitable for scholar and nonscholar alike."--Choice "The manuscript completely captivated me around the middle of Chapter 2 with 'Eclectic Theories, ' where I began reading with absorption in order to process ideas for myself, instead of reading on the surface to see what the author was about. Again and again I found myself pausing to contemplate provocative one-liners. ... Throughout, the philosophical inquiry seems to me profound and enchanting, with an original and compelling synthesis."--Maria Arrigo, Psychology Graduate Student, Claremont Graduate School "These authors have an uncanny ability of identifying, as they would say, 'hidden' issues and assumptions that permeate the behavioral sciences. The arguments they marshall are most compelling and deserving of serious consideration by devoted professionals, students, or lay persons. Hopefully, with the publication of the book such consideration will at long last be realized." --Jeffrey P. Lindstrom, Fontbonne College, Missouri "This book will stimulate more dialogue; it is long overdue. Thanks to the lucid writing style, sensible organization, and occasional recapitulations in the text, the book will also be accessible to advanced undergraduates and graduates. I plan to require the book in at least one of my courses." --Allan W. Wicker, Center for Organizational and Behavioral Science, The Claremont Graduate School "This book is important for cultivating a view of behavioral sciences as something far more important than a collection of techniques for gathering and analyzing data. I would recommend it to my colleagues in educational psychology who teach psychological foundations." --Thomas A. Schwandt, School of Education, Indiana University "To my mind, the finest feature of this book--at the level of a near miracle--is the author's clear and engaging explanation of complex, subtle, and counter-intuitive ideas. This amazing pedagogical achievement should stand as an example to philosophers. I am also struck by the author's affection for the reader. The prose is simple because the author wants to make a real connection with the reader; there is no feeling of condescension for the novice or the commercial market. It is a loving instead of a battering style of philosophical disclosure, which did not occur to the philosophical giants whose works the author mercifully interprets for the reader." --Maria Arrigo, Psychology Graduate Student, Claremont Graduate School "Each chapter consistently follows a similar outline. Introductions and conclusions genuinely assist the reader, as do references back to earlier segments. Daily life examples bring the text to life. The book is designed to engage the reader. Addressing the root metaphor of each theory is effective. Most issues that concerned me wound up being addressed as I went along (which amazed me given such a short volume written to be understood by undergraduates)." --Constance T. Fischer, Department of Psychology, Duquesne University Aimed at facilitating critical theoretical thinking in the behavioral sciences, What's Behind the Research? explores the main assumptions that behavioral science theories are based on and offers some alternatives to these assumptions. The book begins with a review of the major theoretical approaches in the behavioral sciences (psychoanalysis, behaviorism, humanism, cognitivism, eclecticism, structuralism, and postmodernism) and examines which assumptions are made versus those that are overlooked in these theories. The next four chapters reveal and discuss the key assumptions of the theories (knowing, determinism, reductionism, and science) by tracing the intellectual history of these conceptions, followed by a presentation of contrasting options. The book concludes with an examination of possible ways to come to terms with some of the inadequacies in the assumptions of the behavioral sciences. Readers will find that this book will enable them to make better choices in doing their research and in critical theoretical thinking."
Critical thinking about psychology : hidden assumptions and plausible alternatives( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, experts from varied subdisciplines critique assumptions peculiar to their speciality and then propose alternatives to replace the original assumptions. The book covers six major psychology subdisciplines, ranging from clinical psychology to neuropsychology. Contributors critique unquestioned tenets of the field such as the dualism between mind and body, the truth of efficient causation, and the discrete unit known as the individual. Authors then provide alternative ways of seeing the field, such as nondualistic models of the self and a moral vision of human development, effectively creating new conceptual ground for psychology. In analyzing what is taken for granted, this volume teaches critical thinking skills at the same time that it moves psychology in exciting new directions."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Time and psychological explanation by Brent D Slife( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical issues in psychotherapy : translating new ideas into practice by Brent D Slife( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume evaluates the theory and practice of new and existing models in psychotherapy. It includes the topics individualism, spirituality, mainstream theories, empirically validated treatments, multiculturalism and managed care
Taking sides( )

in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking sides( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking sides( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with "Learning Outcomes, " an "Issue Summary, " an "Introduction, " and an "Exploring the Issue" section featuring "Critical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?, " and "Additional Resources." Taking Sides readers also offer a "Topic Guide" and an annotated listing of "Internet References" for further consideration of the issues. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume. "Using Taking Sides in the Classroom" is also an excellent instructor resource
Taking sides( )

in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking sides( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This 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 because of their value in a debate framework. [It] actively develops students' critical thinking skills.-Back cover
Clashing views on psychological issues( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.S. Lewis : LDS perspectives on the man and his message( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panel discussion on the life of C.S. Lewis and influence from the Mormon perspective
The modern legacy of William James 's "A Pluralistic Universe"( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adequacy of cognitive psychology's explanation of consciousness from an existential view by Brent D Slife( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Academic freedom at BYU from the perspective of someone who is not a Latter-day Saint by Brent D Slife( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Educational Applications of the Dialectic: Theory and Research by Brent D Slife( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The field of education has largely ignored the concept of the dialectic, except in the Socratic teaching method, and even there bipolar meaning or reasoning has not been recognized. Mainstream educational psychology bases its assumptions about human reasoning and learning on current demonstrative concepts of information processing and levels of processing. Three current strategies based on these assumptions are serial listing of facts or topics; cause/effect relationships; and problem/solution methods. Research has shown that recall of prose passages is significantly greater with dialectical (or opposing points of view) methods compared to the other three learning strategies. Individual differences in the use of dialectical methods represent production deficiencies rather than lack of capacity. If metacognition, the process of knowing about knowing, is to be a viable concept, it must transcend cognition, I.E., be "otherwise". Metacognitive capacities therefore imply dialetical rather than demonstrative reasoning. Studies of learning disabled students have shown that such students evidenced deficits in this metaknowledge (knowing when one knows) relative to regular students. Future research may show that the conceptualization problems of the learning disabled are related to the lack of use of dialectical reasoning. (Mcf)
Time and Psychological Explanation (SUNY Series, Alternatives in Psychology) by Brent D Slife( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Critical thinking as disciplinary practice by Stephen Yanchar( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Critical thinking in psychology has traditionally focused on method-centered tasks such as the assessment of method use, data analysis, and research evidence. Although helpful in some ways, this form of critical thinking fails to provide resources for critically examining the scientific analytic foundation on which it rests and, when used exclusively, prohibits sufficiently critical analysis of theory and research. An alternative view of critical thinking--that emphasizes the identification and evaluation of implicit theoretical assumptions--is advocated. It is suggested that this alternative approach improves on method-centered approaches by addressing not only implicit assumptions but also rule-following concerns. This approach is intended to facilitate innovation and the production of scholarly work in ways that incorporate relational values such as dialogue, care, and respect. Finally, this alternative form of critical thinking is described as a theoretically situated, open, and evolving conception of critique that should itself be continually reanalyzed and refined, particularly in response to the evolving nature and needs of the field
Values of Christian families : do they come from unrecognized idols? by Brent D Slife( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Advancing disciplinary practice through critical thinking : a rejoinder to Bensley by Stephen Yanchar( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The authors respond to Bensley's (2009) comment on their alternative formulation of critical thinking in psychology (Yanchar, Slife,andWarne, 2008). They argue that Bensley's defense of the traditional critical thinking approach-which they term scientific analytic reasoning (SAR)-fails to address their main objections to SAR and their reasons for presenting an alternative. In particular, the openness, fairness, and generativity that Bensley references as strengths of SAR are themselves informed by scientific analytic assumptions and values, which, they argue, illustrates their original contention-that SAR offers an insular and insufficiently critical approach to critical thinking. The authors conclude by calling for future developments in critical thinking that are not driven by an implicit SAR agenda
 
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What's behind the research? : discovering hidden assumptions in the behavioral sciences
Alternative Names
Slife, Brent.

Slife, Brent D.

Slife, Brent Donald

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What's behind the research? : discovering hidden assumptions in the behavioral sciencesCritical thinking about psychology : hidden assumptions and plausible alternativesTime and psychological explanationCritical issues in psychotherapy : translating new ideas into practiceClashing views on psychological issues