Monday, June 7, 2010

Re: A collection of short pieces about fallacies

Some blog followers might be interested in a recent post of the above title. The abstract reads:


ABSTRACT: EDDRA2's "tdial" (2010) wrote (paraphrasing): "Fallacies & Pitfalls in Psychology" [Pope (2010)] is about psychology, but a lot is relevant to debates about educational issues."

In this post I:

a. repeat clinical psychologist Ken Pope's summary of "22 Types of Logical Fallacies in Psychology";

b. agree with "tdial" that most such fallacies are common in education;

c. point out that they are also rife in other fields and on discussion lists, especially "Begging the Question (Petitio Principii)";

d. give URL's for four interesting sites managed by Pope;

e. give a URL for's list of 9 books authored by Pope.


To access the complete 8 kB post please click on .

Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University

Honorary Member, Curmudgeon Lodge of Deventer, The Netherlands

President, PEdants for Definitive Academic References which Recognize the Invention of the Internet (PEDARRII)

REFERENCES [Tiny URL's courtesy .]

Hake, R.R. 2010. "Re: A collection of short pieces about fallacies," online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at . Post of 6 Jun 2010 19:54:10-0700 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the complete post were distributed to various discussion lists.

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