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PSYCH Critical Thinking Week 1

by: Camryn Hohneker

PSYCH Critical Thinking Week 1 Psyc 130

Camryn Hohneker
Long Beach State
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Critical Thinking
Judy Quon
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psy, psych, Psychology, critical, thinking, critical thinking




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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Camryn Hohneker on Tuesday September 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psyc 130 at California State University Long Beach taught by Judy Quon in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 34 views. For similar materials see Critical Thinking in Psychology at California State University Long Beach.

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Date Created: 09/13/16
Week 1 Critical Thinking: use of those cognitive skills or strategies that increase probability of a desirable outcome The 8 Key Factors:  use: application  those: more than one, but not all  cognitive: mental  skills/strategies: different methods/approaches; degree of expertise  increase: more likely  probability: chance of something  desirable: what’s wanted  outcome: the end result System 1 Thinking: fast, automatic, based on intuition  feelings vs fact  based on experience System 2 Thinking: slow, effortful  intentional  gather/evaluate information  aka critical thinking Bounded Rationality: thinking is limited 1. incomplete knowledge of consequences 2. incomplete list of all possible situations 3. limited mental processing abilities “Critical” refers to evaluating the thought process and its outcomes o goal directed, intentional, conscious o aka Directed Thinking Nondirect Thinking: Thinking that involves little conscious evaluation  automatic response  aka Automatic Thinking  habits and routines Critical Thinking Benefits  Evaluate if our critical thinking is valid or not o Emotional reactions, prejudice, traditions, etc.  Fewer Social Problems o Divorce, friends, loneliness, etc.  Fewer Community Problems o Juvenile delinquency, vandalism, theft, murder, etc.  Better Justice Systems o courts  Less World and Domestic Conflict o Politics, wars, economic situations. We Want to Change How People Think  not to manipulate, but to educate and benefit society  transfer of training: goal of education  metacognition: our knowledge of what we know o how we learn How to Change Ways of Thinking:  A: Attitude (Your Choice)  K: Knowledge (Content)  S: Skills (Practice)


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