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Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies by Martin Cohen

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Part I

Getting Started with Critical Thinking Skills

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In this part . . .

  • Find a quick overview of what this newfangled idea called Critical Thinking is really all about, and why everyone's doing it.
  • Measure your existing thinking skills, and get a big nudge towards broadening your outlook to include emotional intelligence and awareness of everyone's inbuilt biases.
  • Discover why most people's brains are happier reaching quick answers than they are at reaching the right answers — plus tips on how to avoid that tendency for yourself.
  • Learn how unscrupulous folks, from political extremists to talented advertisers, have always taken advantage of uncritical thinkers.

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