Week 1;CheckPoint;Critical Thinking and Sexual Decision Making 1

Week 1;CheckPoint;Critical Thinking and Sexual Decision Making 1

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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 To use the principles of critical thinking while making sexual decisions, one will need to be skeptical, examine the definitions of the terms used, examine the arguments, be careful when drawing a conclusion based on evidence, consider the alternatives to the interpretations of the evidence, considers the kinds of evidence that the conclusion is made from, do not oversimplify, and do not over generalize (Nevid & Rathus, 2005, p. 8- 10). An example from my own life would be; I have not been sexually active since August of this year. If I were to go out with one of my friends and meet someone, there may be a chance that later down the line I would
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Unformatted text preview: consider becoming 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 want to spend a large amount of time around and most important, what type of protection I have or will use. I would also need to make sure that they are not with someone else. These are 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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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2011 for the course PSY 265 taught by Professor Sallyhenzel during the Winter '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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