First, take the following internet questionnaire: https://blog.mindsetworks.com/what-is-my-mindset (subject matter: type of mindset)
According to Halpern (1999) “Critical thinking refers to the use of cognitive skills or strategies that increase the probability of a desirable outcome. Critical thinking is purposeful, reasoned, and goal-directed. It is the kind of thinking involved in solving problems, formulating inferences, calculating likelihoods, and making decisions. When we think critically, we are evaluating the outcomes of our thought processes – how good a decision is or how well a problem is solved. (p. 69).”
Our mindset (Growth vs. fixed) is connected to our ability to persist in academics, career, and other endeavors.
- What is your own definition of critical thinking? What situations might you use critical thinking?
- What is the role of critical thinking in psychology?
- What was your score on the mindset questionnaire? How might this connect to your ideas about critical thinking?
- How has your mindset helped or hindered your professional development?
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