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Critical Thinking
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  • A clear, systematic discussion of critical thinking standards, hindrances, and dispositions, as well as coverage of psychological impediments to critical thinking
  • An emphasis on active, collaborative learning, highlighted by an abundance of interesting (and often humorous) classroom exercises
  • An exceptionally clear discussion of the distinction between deductive and inductive reasoning
  • A strong focus on writing, with complete chapters on using and evaluating sources and on writing argumentative essays
  • An emphasis on real-world applications, with many examples from popular culture, as well as complete chapters on thinking critically about the media and on distinguishing science from pseudoscience