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Handout 1.1 Strategies for Identifying More-Likely and Less-Likely Reliable Self-Help Sources Instructions: ¡ Go to a library, a bookstore with a copier, or the Internet and locate a self-help book related to some aspect of psychology. ¡ Photocopy a few relevant pages from the book (e.g. front and back covers, author information, table of contents). ¡ Answer the following questions. ¡ Make a judgment about the likely validity of the book’s contents. ¡ Use your answers to the questions as evidence to support your judgment. 1. Book title and subtitle: ____________________________________________________________________________________ 2. In the table, list each author by name and indicate what their credentials are. Credentials might include a degree (e.g., M.S., Ph.D., M.D.). If you list a degree, also list the discipline or field of the degree (e.g., Psychology, Dentistry, Biology, Fine Arts). If no degree is mentioned, list any experience that might lend credence to the author.
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