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Unformatted text preview: Fair-Mindedness Fair-Mindedness Chapter 9 Diestler, S. (2009). Diestler, S. (2009). Becoming a critical Becoming a critical thinker thinker . . Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Fair-Mindedness Fair-Mindedness A respect for people whose ethnicities and traditions are different from our own Egocentrism Egocentrism A tendency to view everything in relationship A tendency to view everything in relationship to oneself (family, sports teams, beliefs) to oneself (family, sports teams, beliefs) Ethnocentrism Ethnocentrism A tendency to view one’s race or culture as A tendency to view one’s race or culture as superior to all others superior to all others Defense Mechanisms Defense Mechanisms we use to avoid facing the truth we use to avoid facing the truth and to defend our egos and to defend our egos • Rationalization • Denial Rationalization Rationalization • It is our way of justifying or trying to make sense of things that don’t make sense. E.g. E.g. Jasmine continues smoking despite evidence. I could die tomorrow by being hit by a car, so I might as well enjoy life today....
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