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Unformatted text preview: Critical thinking Critical Thinking Pamela Roberson TUI University 1 Definition: Critical Thinking Critical Thinking refers to the process of using reasoning to determine what is true and what is false. Part of it involves being familiar with logic and its fallacies. Part critical thinking also involves being able to separate opinions from facts and not dismissing anything that comes ones way without proper examination. This basically entails also rejecting anything before examinations have been carried out (Lois, 2001). Characteristics of Critical thinkers A critical thinker thinks about themselves and others because this is the way in which we uncover truth and motivations behind arguments. Self regulation is a vital composition of critical thinker. Critical thinkers make sure that logical fallacies or rationalization has not been committed to eliminate bias and inaccuracy. Ideal critical thinkers are very open minded persons who are eager and ready explore all ideas however new they are and they also cover all points of...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course HEALTH SCI CHS2000 taught by Professor Unknown during the Fall '09 term at Trident Technical College.
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