Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking

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Contents
The Need for Critical Thinking Skills
Thought and Knowledge
A Working Definition of Critical Thinking
Changing How People Think: Should It be Done?
Empirical Evidence That Thinking Can Be Improved
Transfer of Training
Exotic Learning
Thinking About Thinking
Thinking as a Biological Process
Thinking as Imagery and Silent Speech
Thinking as Human Information Processing
Intelligence and Thinking Skills
The Nature of Intelligence
The Measurement of Intelligence
Learning to Be Intelligent
A Critical Thinking Attitude and Disposition
Performance-Competence Distinction
Metacognition
A Framework for Thinking
A Skills Approach
Chapter Summary
Terms to Know
Suggested Readings

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