Explore definitions and strategies for critical thinking in psychology by completing the following:
- Facione, P. A. (2015). Critical thinking: What it is and why it counts [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.insightassessment.com/pdf_files/what&why2006.pdf .Provides a simple definition and examples of critical thinking in everyday situations.
- Read Stages of Thought and complete the self-assessment to determine how you apply critical thinking in your life.
- Granello, D. H. (2001) Promoting cognitive complexity in graduate written work: Using Bloom’s taxonomy as a pedagogical tool to improve literature reviews. Counselor Education & Supervision, 40(4), 292−307. This article contains strategies for improving the complexity of your thinking and writing in the field of psychology.
- Read Analytic Stage of Thinking and spend some time reviewing Paul and Elder’s elements of thought. Think about how you might apply them to your own thinking, to your peers’ writing, and to scholarly articles.
- Foundation for Critical Thinking. (2007). Critical thinking model 1 [PDF]. Available from http://www.criticalthinking.org/ View Bloom’s Taxonomy. This media presentation provides an introduction to the model and its use in practice.
- –Bloom’s Taxonomy.
- -Facione’s Critical Thinking: What it Is and Why it Counts [PDF].
- -Paul and Elder’s elements of thought from Analytic Stage of Thinking.
For this discussion:
- What interested you about these theories?
- How do they play a role in your personal or professional life?
- How do you see them applied in the world around you or in current events?
- How could you imagine using each model as a practitioner-scholar working in your specialization?