One common form of oversimplification is "argument by anecdote." Explain the meaning of this statement and provide an example.
List eight guidelines for critical thinking.
Hank demands that his psychology professor give him a yes-or-no answer to the question, "Do violent movies cause adolescents to become more aggressive?" When the professor explains the complicated evidence, Hank says, "You are evading the issue!" What critical thinking guideline does Hank need to take into consideration? Support your choice with information from the textbook.
Explain why the textbook authors call the theory of phrenology a classic pseudoscience. Provide examples that support this assessment.