Philosophy

Instructions
For this journal assignment, briefly answer each of the following prompts. For all instances where you are required to provide a definition, do not copy definitions from the text. Use your own words.

  • Self-Regulation
    • The textbook mentions the skill of self-regulation. How do you define this term? You may want to review Chapter 2 (to review critical thinking skills) before your write out your definition.
  • Sytem-1 and System-2
    • Define System-1 and System-2 thinking in your own words.
      • Give an example from your personal or work life where you would use each of them, explaining why each is appropriate to the situation in which you use it.
  • Heuristics
    • Define “heuristic” in your own words.
      • Give an example of a heuristic might be used in your personal or professional life and briefly show how it could have a positive or negative effect.
      • Do not use examples found in the text.
  • Dominance Structuring
    • Explain the term “dominance structuring” in your own words.
    • Is dominance structuring a positive or negative attribute of critical thinking? Explain.
      • Use examples if that is helpful to your explanation.
  • Cognitive Bias
    • Briefly examine what part you think mastery of facts and understanding of data have in avoiding cognitive bias in System-1 thinking.
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