Critical Thinking

Author: Richard Paul
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780133115697
Release Date: 2013-08-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Use better thinking to empower yourself, discover opportunities, avoid disastrous mistakes, build wealth, and achieve your biggest goals! This is your complete, up-to-the-minute blueprint for assessing and improving the way you think about everything – from business decisions to personal relationships. Drs. Richard W. Paul and Linda Elder, of the Center for Critical Thinking, offer specific guidance for making more intelligent decisions, and overcoming the irrationalities and "sociocentric" limits we all face. Discover which of the "six stages" of thinking you’re in and learn how to think with clarity, relevance, logic, accuracy, depth, significance, precision, breadth, and fairness. Master strategic thinking skills you can use everywhere and learn how to critically assess what experts tell you. Packed with new examples and exercises, this guide won’t just help you think more effectively: it will help you use those skills to empower yourself, discover new opportunities, avoid disastrous mistakes, and grow your wealth. Above all, it will help you gain the confidence and clarity you need to pursue and achieve your most important goals in life – whatever they are!

Critical Thinking

Author: Richard Paul
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780133115284
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

Use better thinking to empower yourself, discover opportunities, avoid disastrous mistakes, build wealth, and achieve your biggest goals! * *A complete, up-to-the-minute blueprint for improving the way you think about everything - from business decisions to personal relationships *Specific guidance for making more intelligent decisions, and overcoming the irrationalities and 'sociocentric' limits we all face *Updated throughout with new, more relevant examples and exercises *By the nation's #1 experts in critical thinking, Drs. Richard W. Paul and Linda Elder Use better thinking to empower yourself, discover opportunities, avoid disastrous mistakes, build wealth, and achieve your biggest goals! This is your complete, up-to-the-minute blueprint for assessing and improving the way you think about everything - from business decisions to personal relationships. Drs. Richard W. Paul and Linda Elder, of the Center for Critical Thinking, offer specific guidance for making more intelligent decisions, and overcoming the irrationalities and 'sociocentric' limits we all face. Discover which of the 'six stages' of thinking you're in and learn how to think with clarity, relevance, logic, accuracy, depth, significance, precision, breadth, and fairness. Master strategic thinking skills you can use everywhere and learn how to critically assess what experts tell you. Packed with new examples and exercises, this guide won't just help you think more effectively: it will help you use those skills to empower yourself, discover new opportunities, avoid disastrous mistakes, and grow your wealth. Above all, it will help you gain the confidence and clarity you need to pursue and achieve your most important goals in life - whatever they are!

Critical Thinking

Author: Richard Paul
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780132703383
Release Date: 2002-06-13
Genre: Self-Help

Critical Thinking is about becoming a better thinker in every aspect of your life: in your career, and as a consumer, citizen, friend, parent, and lover. Discover the core skills of effective thinking; then analyze your own thought processes, identify weaknesses, and overcome them. Learn how to translate more effective thinking into better decisions, less frustration, more wealth Ñ and above all, greater confidence to pursue and achieve your most important goals in life.

Critical Thinking

Author: Richard Paul
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105020471426
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Business & Economics

In a world of shallow values, instant gratification, and quick fixes, this book is for those readers who see the benefit of intellectual traits, standards, and abilities that will enable them to cut through the propaganda, the information blitz, and make sense of the world. In this anthology of his major papers, Richard Paul explains how to help students become intellectually fit, how to build the intellectual muscle to overcome inherent self-deceptive tendencies and rise to the challenges of a rapidly changing world. -- Publisher description.

Global Public Health

Author: Franklin White
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199751907
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Genre: Medical

Amid ongoing shifts world economic and political systems, the promise for future public health is more tenuous than ever. Will the today's economic systems sustain tomorrow's health? Will future generations inherit fair access to health and health care? The best hope for the health of future generations is the establishment of a well-grounded, global public health system for today. To that end, Global Public Health: Ecological Foundations addresses both the challenges and cooperative solutions of contemporary public health, all within a framework of social justice, environmental sustainability, and global cooperation. With an emphasis upon ecological foundations, this text approaches public health principles-history, foundations, topics, and applications-with a community-first perspective. By achieving global reach through cooperative, local interventions, this text illustrates that through the practice of public health we can also maintain the health of our world. Blending established wisdom with new perspectives, Global Public Health will stimulate better understanding of how the different streams of public health can work more synergistically to promote global health equity. It is a foundation on which future public health measures can be built and succeed.

Problem Solving Comprehension

Author: Arthur Whimbey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136475221
Release Date: 2013-06-26
Genre: Education

This popular book shows students how to increase their power to analyze problems and to comprehend what they read. It outlines and illustrates the method good problem solvers use in attacking complex ideas and provides practice in applying it to a variety of comprehension and reasoning questions.

Making Sense of Adult Learning

Author: Dorothy MacKeracher
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442690493
Release Date: 2004-11-01
Genre: Education

Learning is an inseparable part of human experience. Understanding how adults learn and applying that expertise to practical everyday situations and relationships opens the window on a broader understanding of the capacity of the human mind. Dorothy MacKeracher's Making Sense of Adult Learning was first published in 1996, and was acclaimed for its readability and value as a reference tool. For the second edition of this essential work, MacKeracher has reorganized and revised many of the chapters to bring the text up-to-date for contemporary use. Concepts are presented from learning-centred and learner-centred perspectives, while related learning and teaching principles provide ideas about how one may enable others to learn more effectively. Written for people preparing to become adult educators, Making Sense of Adult Learning provides background information about the nature of adult learning and the characteristics that typify adult learners. This new edition will be quick to assert its place as the premier guide in the field.

Designing Healthy Communities

Author: Richard J. Jackson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118129838
Release Date: 2011-10-13
Genre: Medical

Designing Healthy Communities, the companion book to the acclaimed public television documentary, highlights how we design the built environment and its potential for addressing and preventing many of the nation's devastating childhood and adult health concerns. Dr. Richard Jackson looks at the root causes of our malaise and highlights healthy community designs achieved by planners, designers, and community leaders working together. Ultimately, Dr. Jackson encourages all of us to make the kinds of positive changes highlighted in this book. 2012 Nautilus Silver Award Winning Title in category of “Social Change” "In this book Dr. Jackson inhabits the frontier between public health and urban planning, offering us hopeful examples of innovative transformation, and ends with a prescription for individual action. This book is a must read for anyone who cares about how we shape the communities and the world that shapes us." —Will Rogers, president and CEO, The Trust for Public Land "While debates continue over how to design cities to promote public health, this book highlights the profound health challenges that face urban residents and the ways in which certain aspects of the built environment are implicated in their etiology. Jackson then offers up a set of compelling cases showing how local activists are working to fight obesity, limit pollution exposure, reduce auto-dependence, rebuild economies, and promote community and sustainability. Every city planner and urban designer should read these cases and use them to inform their everyday practice." —Jennifer Wolch, dean, College of Environmental Design, William W. Wurster Professor, City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley "Dr. Jackson has written a thoughtful text that illustrates how and why building healthy communities is the right prescription for America." —Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director, American Public Health Association Publisher Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/jackson Additional media and content: http://dhc.mediapolicycenter.org/

Workplace Writing

Author: Sharon J. Gerson
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0131599690
Release Date: 2008-12
Genre: Business & Economics

This modern text outlines a simple solution for producing all forms of workplace communication-one that focuses on how to effectively plan, package and perfect oral and written communication. Its accessible, four-color design is illustrated with interesting scenarios and examples featuring real people, real communication challenges and real resolutions to those challenges. With its contemporary approach, it covers trends for electronic, hard-copy and oral communication and includes substantive illustrations that show before/after samples and writer annotations. Innovative end-of-chapter exercises are designed for a variety of learners and include degree-specific assignments that reinforce career-related communication techniques.

Critical Thinking

Author: Richard Paul
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0131703471
Release Date: 2005-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Written by two of the leading experts in critical thinking, this book focuses on an integrated, universal concept of critical thinking that is both substantive and applicable to any and every situation in which human thinking is necessary. It provides readerse with the basic intellectual tools needed for life-long learning, helping them understand the mind and how its three functions — thinking, feeling, motivation — influence and are influenced by one another. This book fosters the development of fair-minded critical thinking. Features the intellectual standards: clarity, precision, accuracy, logicalness, significance, depth, breadth, and fairness; The importance of good questioning; and intellectual tools to read for deep and lasting comprehension, and to write in ways that show clarity of reasonability of thought. For all that want to improve their critical thinking skills to apply to their job or life.