Critical Thinking on Your Own

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For this Discussion, select one of the following controversial issues:

1. Cause of autism

2. Use of hypnosis in therapy

3. Validity of eyewitness testimony

4. Legalizing same-sex marriage

Search the Internet and find two news or other articles that defend different positions on the issue you chose. Be sure to include the URL for each article as a reference, using the appropriate APA format in the citation.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 a brief description of the controversial topic in psychology you selected and the different position articles you chose. Between the two articles, identify a minimum of three common errors and/or fallacies. Evaluate the impact of the errors/fallacies you selected on the psychology profession and on public perception, behavior, and/or attitudes. Explain how you would re-think, re-write, or address the errors/fallacies you selected.

Tutor Answer

School: UIUC


Running head: CAUSES OF AUTISM


Causes of Autism
Student’s Name
Institution’s Name


Causes of Autism

Due to the increased diagnosis of autism over the decades, there have been controversies
over the cause of autism. According to a report by Laurie Tarkan, in the New York Time, a study
had been established showing that environmental factors, including the conditions in a mother’s
womb, are directly responsible for causing autism (Tarkan, 2018). On the other hand, as reported
by Alok and Sarah in the Guardian, the primary cause of autism is genetic variations, whereby
children with significant portions of DNA missing as well as those having extra copies of the
DNA sequence can be at a ...

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