Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life

Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life

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by Richard Paul, Linda Elder
     
 

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Critical Thinking is about becoming a better thinker in every aspect of your life: in your career, and as a consumer, citizen, friend, parent, and lover. Discover the core skills of effective thinking; then analyze your own thought processes, identify weaknesses, and overcome them. Learn how to

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This is the eBook version of the printed book.

Critical Thinking is about becoming a better thinker in every aspect of your life: in your career, and as a consumer, citizen, friend, parent, and lover. Discover the core skills of effective thinking; then analyze your own thought processes, identify weaknesses, and overcome them. Learn how to translate more effective thinking into better decisions, less frustration, more wealth Ñ and above all, greater confidence to pursue and achieve your most important goals in life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132703383
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
06/13/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
889,393
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

DR. RICHARD W. PAUL is Director of Research and Professional Development at the Center for Critical Thinking and the Chair of the National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking. He has authored six books and more than 200 articles on critical thinking. In over 35 years of teaching experience, he has won numerous awards and honors, including Distinguished Perry Lecturer for the year 2000.

DR. LINDA ELDER is an educational psychologist, President for the Foundation for Critical Thinking, and Executive Director of the Center for Critical Thinking. She is highly published and has done original research into the relation of thought and emotion. She is a regular keynoter at the International Conference on Critical Thinking and is a recognized leader in the field.

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Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life 2.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The introduction to this book asserts that the world is becoming both more complex and less liberal as a result of knee-jerk reactions and short-term thinking. In contrast, say Richard W. Paul and Linda Elder, critical thinking helps people cope with the uncertainties of modern life and become more confident in their decisions. By mastering the tools and techniques of critical thinking, they say, readers will be able to improve their emotional and intellectual skills, their job performance and the success of their organizations. Their claims about material benefits may be somewhat exaggerated, so getAbstract suggests applying some of that critical thinking to the authors¿ generalizations. Nonetheless, their overall points are well-made, and readers will find these skills and techniques intriguing and very useful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very intresting helped me in school and at home
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book presents in a clear way how to improve your thinking, I consider it valuable not just because of the topic which is quite important, but the way it takes you to understand and reflect about how you think. I do recommend this book.
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Geo69 More than 1 year ago
If you have ever wondered HOW problems seem to encroach into your life or WHY you seem to have a problem in dealing with them...read this! I feel this book should be required reading for all high school and college students. An extremely beneficial course can be taught with this book as the primary text. A recommended read for all post-school adults as well! Regardless of your state in life, you will find yourself within this book.
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