Evaluating Your Critical
If you've read this far, you are up to your neck in critical thinking
and nothing bad has happened. So, you are now asked to take two
little tests to assess the personal state of your thinking. They are inserted here because you might appreciate your answers a little better now than if they were presented at the beginning of the book.
They can also serve as a baseline for how you will grow.
THE FIRST TEST
Answer the following questions honestly and, if you like, retake
the test for comparison after you finish the book.
|1. ||How do I know the ideas I have about addiction treatment
and theory are good ones?|
|2. ||If I were pressed to explain a trustworthy addiction theory
could I do it well?|
|3. ||How do I know my clinical and administrative ideas are
reasonable and rational?|
|4. ||Do I defend my clinical and theoretical claims with sound
information, or do I become defensive and lash out with
|5. ||Have I tested my ideas recently to see if they are accurate