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The Horse That Won't Go Away

The Horse That Won't Go Away

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The Horse That Won't Go Away explores the confounding story of Clever Hans, the horse who appeared to be able to do math, and how we continue to be deceived by beliefs for which there is no supporting logic or evidence all to affirm the importance of using scientific method to navigate our way through everyday life instead.

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ISBN-13: 9781464145742
Publisher: Worth Publishers
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Thomas E. Heinzen is Professor of Psychology at William Paterson University of New Jersey. A graduate of Rockford College, he earned his Ph.D. in social psychology at the State University of New York at Albany. After publishing his first book on frustration  and creativity in government, Heinzen worked as a public policy research associate, consulted for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and then began his teaching career. He founded William Paterson University’s Psychology Club, established an undergraduate research conference, and has been awarded various teaching honors while continuing to write articles, books, and plays that support the teaching of general psychology and statistics. Heinzen, a fellow of the Eastern Psychological Association, is also the editor of Many Things to Tell You, a volume of poetry by elderly writers. His current  research involves applying game design to higher education.

Scott O. Lilienfeld is Professor of Psychology at Emory University in Georgia. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in psychology (clinical) from the University of Minnesota. Lilienfeld is Associate Editor of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, and past President of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. He has published over 300 articles, chapters, and books on personality and dissociative disorders, psychiatric classification, pseudoscience in psychology, and evidence-based practices in clinical psychology. A Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a columnist for Scientific American Mind, Lilienfeld was a recipient of the David Shakow Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Clinical Psychology and the James McKeen Cattell Award for Distinguished Career Contributions to Applied Psychological Science.

Susan A. Nolan is Professor of Psychology at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, she earned her Ph.D. in psychology from Northwestern University. Susan researches interpersonal consequences of mental illness and the role of gender in science and technology fields. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation. Susan served as a nongovernmental representative  from the American Psychological Association (APA) to the United Nations for five years, and is Vice President for Diversity and International Relations of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. She is the 2014–2015 President of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), and is a Fellow of both EPA and APA.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Clever Hans: The Horse That Wont Go Away

Chapter 2
Clever Hands: The Facilitated Communication Story

Chapter 3
The Clever Hans Effect in Everyday Life

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