Deanna KuhnDeanna Zipse Kuhn (born 1944) is an American psychologist. She is Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is known for contributions to the psychology of science – the scientific study of scientific thought and behavior. Her research program has focused on the development of scientific reasoning skills, critical thinking, metacognition, informal reasoning, and constructivist teaching methods, such as problem-based learning and collaborative learning.
Kuhn is the author of ''The Skills of Argument –'' a book examining the development of informal reasoning, which often takes the form of argument or debate. Kuhn's emphasis on argumentation skills as the foundation for critical thinking and analysis is further developed in her book ''Argue with Me: Argument as a Path to Developing Students' Thinking and Writing,'' co-authored with Laura Hemberger and Valerie Khait. Other books authored by Kuhn include ''The Development of Scientific Thinking Skills,'' ''Education for Thinking,'' and ''Building Our Best Future: Thinking Critically About Ourselves and Our World.''
Kuhn is a member of the National Academy of Education and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association. She has served as Editor of the journal ''Cognitive Development'' and as Editor of the journal ''Human Development''. Provided by Wikipedia
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