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Better critical thinking can transform your life and help you improve every decision you make! Now, in just 30 days, master specific, easy-to-learn critical thinking techniques that help you cut through lies, gain insight, and make smarter choices in every area of your life -- from work and money to intimate relationships. World-renowned critical thinking experts Dr. Linda Elder and Dr. Richard Paul show how to overcome poor thinking habits caused by self-deception or out-of-control emotions... clarify what you really want... recognize what you don't know... ask better questions... resist brainwashing, manipulation, and hypocrisy... critically evaluate what you're told by advertisers, politicians, your boss, even your family... and avoid worrying, conformism, and blame. In 30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living Through Critical Thinking, readers focus each day on a specific thinking habit, learning practical strategies for achieving results and keeping a journal of daily progress. Expanded, improved, and easier to use, this new Revised and Expanded edition offers today's most complete and practical plan for using critical thinking to build a better life.
Now You're Thinking will help you build your great life by teaching you breakthrough techniques for thinking far more effectively -- because that's the secret of making better life decisions, whether you're considering refinancing your house or hoping to becoming a better parent or partner. Some thinking processes simply work better than others, and this book teaches you the ones that are proven to work best. The authors start with the extraordinary true story of Amenah, just two years old, dying in an Iraqi village, and in desperate need of complicated open-heart surgery unavailable in her own country. The authors reveal the extraordinary thinking that saved her life, and show how you can use the same approaches to transform yours. You'll discover how to assess your own thinking style, build on your strengths, fix your weaknesses, and gain control of your life. The authors guide you in navigating life's toughest challenges and moral dilemmas...gaining perspective on what really matters..."thinking your way" to work-life balance and financial security...surviving the career game of "ladders and slides"...mastering the art of strategic thinking, in business, and in life.
30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living Through Critical Thinking: A Guide for Improving Every Aspect of Your Life, Revised and Expanded
Days One through Thirty
Reading Backwards 171
Recommended Readings to Augment the Strategies 173
Appendix: Glossary of Terms 177
Now You’re Thinking!: Change Your Thinking… Transform Your Life, 1/e
Amenah’s Story 5
Chapter 1: How Your Mind Works--Some Assembly Required 45
Chapter 2: A New Way of Thinking 59
Chapter 3: Take Stock of Your Style 79
Chapter 4: Change Your Thinking...Revolutionize Your Career...Transform Your Life 95
Appendix A: Characters 113
Appendix B: Cognitive Biases: Common Mental Mind Traps 125
Appendix C: Resources 131