The Cure For Pseudoscience? Clear Thinking

The Cure For Pseudoscience? Clear Thinking A study released this month maps out a potential solution to the problem of pseudoscientific beliefs, showing that rigorous critical thinking lessons can reduce specious convictions. Photo credit: Getty More and more people believe in pseudoscience. Today, 50% of all Americans think that people can have ESP. Many argue that witches—and telepathy—are real

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3 Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking

3 Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking Photo credit:  DANIEL DAY/GETTY IMAGES A few years ago, a CEO assured me that his company was the market leader. “Clients will not leave for competitors,” he added. “It costs too much for them to switch.” Within weeks, the manufacturing giant Procter & Gamble elected not to

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Why We Need To Think Critically About Data

Why We Need To Think Critically About Data For Bergstrom, the bigger takeaway is that people need to be aware of “new-school bullshit.” Marketing teams are using the veneer of data to push weak or even plainly false narratives.  Photo credit: Getty Most critical thinking programs focus on issues of logic, emphasizing rationality and reasoned

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Meet The College That Launched A Certificate In Critical Thinking

Meet The College That Launched A Certificate In Critical Thinking “As more and more tasks and jobs become automated,” Berkowitz says, “being able to think critically is becoming an increasingly valuable skill that can set you apart and put you on the path to higher levels of leadership.” Photo Credit:GETTY A growing number of colleges and

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Can Software Help People Build Better Arguments?

Can Software Help People Build Better Arguments? When it comes to teaching critical thinking, argument maps are more effective than many other interventions. Photo Credit: GETTY Want to help students build better arguments? There’s a map for that. While just about everyone agrees that critical thinking should be learned in school, the actual teaching of better reasoning is

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