Critical Thinking and Sexual Decision Making

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Critical Thinking 1 Critical Thinking and Sexual Decision Making Nicole Ureste PSY/265 December 16, 2010 Carol Watson
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Critical Thinking 2 In order to use the principles of critical thinking while making sexual decisions you will need to be skeptical, examine the definitions of the terms being used, examine the arguments, be careful when you draw a conclusion that is based on the evidence, consider the alternatives to the interpretations of the evidence, considers the kinds of evidence that the conclusion has been made from, do not oversimplify, and do not over generalize An example from my own life would be; I have not been sexually active since August of this year. If I was to go out with one of my friends and meet someone, there may be a chance that later on down the line I would
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Unformatted text preview: consider being intimate with them. Before I would allow myself to do this I would need to use the critical thinking principles. I would have quite a bit to consider such as if the person is safe, responsible, someone I would like to spend a lot of time around, and most importantly what type of protection I have or should be used. I would also need to find out if they are single and make sure that they are not with someone else. These are all very important questions to me and I would have to know the answers to them before I would even consider going into a sexual relationship with someone. Critical Thinking 3 References Rathus, S. A., Nevid, J.S., and Fichner-Rathus, L. (2005). Human sexuality in a world of diversity. (6th ed.) Boston: Allyn and Bacon....
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