Dual process theory describes the interactions between intuitive and deliberate thinking. Understanding these two modes of reasoning provides clues to help improve our decision making. From the workplace, to personal interactions, the ability to reason well and make good decisions can lead to … [Read more...] about Dual Process Theory: Two Ways to Think and Decide
Thinking and Deciding
Our world is increasingly complex and demanding. It’s not enough to rely on simple rules-of-thumb to navigate life, as they leave you vulnerable to undue influence and cognitive bias.
By building your skills for thinking and deciding, you can adopt more effective ways to reason through critical situations. In this category, we write about creative and critical thinking, as well as ways you can make better decisions.
You can read all about thinking and deciding under this topic. Here are 3 essential articles to get started:
Intuitive decision making is the way people make decisions naturally, without the use of formal tools and procedures. Some talk about intuition as happening without any thought at all. Like “trusting your gut” or “using the force” in a sixth sense kind of manner. Our quickest intuitive … [Read more...] about How to Develop Your Intuitive Decision Making
Have you ever been listening to one of your teacher's lessons and thought that it had no relevance to your own life? You're not alone. Just about every student has felt the same way. Sure, you use critical thinking skills in the classroom to solve word problems in math, write essays in … [Read more...] about Critical Thinking in Everyday Life
It's natural to feel we have a deep understanding of the world. Unfortunately, we most often don't. On the whole, we tend to think we understand how things work in much more detail than we actually do. Scientists continue to show us just how complex the world really is. And the devices we … [Read more...] about Want a Deep Understanding? First, Know How Little You Know
As we propel headlong into the 21st century, there is increasing interest in teaching kids to program computers. A few schools have been teaching kids to program for decades. Others are seeking ways to include it now. Yet, programming has often been treated as a specialized technical skill. It … [Read more...] about Teaching Kids to Program Computers
Critical thinking is often touted as a superior way to confront the issues one faces. But what is critical thinking, really? How is it done? Can anyone do it, or are Spock-like mental abilities required? Critical thinking is sometimes talked about as a near-mystical skill that … [Read more...] about Critical Thinking Skills: What are They and How Do I Get Them?