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 Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780132998673
Release Date: 2011-11-21
Genre: Self-Help

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For Student Success and Career Development, or Critical Thinking courses. Written by two of the leading experts in the field, this book's approach to critical thinking is as a process for taking charge of and responsibility for one’s thinking. Critical Thinking is based in theory developed over the last 30 years, it focuses on an integrated, comprehensive concept of critical thinking that is both substantive and practical; it fosters the development of basic intellectual skills students need to think through content in any class, subject, or discipline, as well as through any problem or issue they face. Simply stated, this text offers students the intellectual tools they need for lifelong learning, and rational, conscientious living. In this edition, several advanced chapters were eliminated, many diagrams have been added or enhanced, and the glossary of critical thinking terms has been more strongly developed. The authors’ website provides valuable resources to enhance students' development as thinkers www.criticalthinking.org

30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living Through Critical Thinking

Author: Linda Elder
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780133092837
Release Date: 2012-09-21
Genre: Self-Help

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-delusion 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, and even your family… avoid worrying, conformism, and blame. Every day, you'll focus on a specific thinking habit, mastering practical strategies for achieving results, tracking your progress, gaining confidence, and getting smarter! Expanded, improved, and easier to use, Discover the Power of Critical Thinking, Revised and Expanded edition offers today's most complete, practical plan for using critical thinking to build a better life. This edition adds five new "days" of critical thinking workouts, delivering even more powerful "life improvement" ideas. Brand-new illustrations and diagrams help you see the direct relevance of critical thinking in your own life, and you'll find a practical new introduction to the authors' Paul-Elder Framework for Critical Thinking, which is now being used by critical thinkers worldwide!

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: 9780199876990
Release Date: 2013-01-21
Genre: Medical

Amid ongoing shifts in the world economic and political order, the promise for future public health is tenuous. Will today's economic systems sustain tomorrow's health? Will future generations inherit fair access to health and health care? An important hope for the health of future generations is the establishment of a well-grounded, global public health system. Global Public Health: Ecological Foundations addresses both the challenges and cooperative solutions of contemporary public health, within a framework of social justice, environmental sustainability, and global cooperation. With an emphasis on ecological foundations, this book approaches public health principles-history, foundations, topics, and applications-with a community-oriented perspective. By achieving global reach through cooperative, community-based interventions, this text illustrates that the practical application of public health principles can help maintain the health of the world's people. 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 for future public health measures to be built and to succeed.

The Challenge of Politics

Author: Neal Riemer
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781506323497
Release Date: 2016-01-13
Genre: Political Science

The Challenge of Politics introduces students to the fundamental questions of political science. With a distinctive normative approach that portrays politics as a potentially humanizing enterprise, authors Neal Riemer, Douglas W. Simon and Joseph Romance equip readers to recognize major forms of government, evaluate research findings, and understand how policy issues directly affect people’s lives. This comprehensive text balances classic and contemporary political theory with current events and empirical study. The Fifth Edition is fully revised to reflect recent national and international developments, including a new chapter on American Politics and Government.

Get it Right

Author: Ken Imler
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 9780873896689
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Get it Right is based on the trials and tribulations seen by the author in nearly 30 years of experience at a wide variety of companies. This book describes real-life solutions and is intended to provide a unique but straightforward approach to business and regulatory requirements. it will be useful both for beginners looking for a road map and also experienced professionals searching for effective ways to continuously improve their quality systems. Examples used throughout the book are based on actual companies and experiences. Ever wish you could sit down with an expert and just talk about Quality Systems u what you have experienced, and what the expert has experienced? Talk about what worked and what didnet? Kenes book is like those informal conversations. This book is able to provide insight and knowledge that only comes from having been there, and should occupy a prominate place on every quality professionales reference library shelf. - Edward Griffith Chair 2004 - 2005 ASQ Biomedical Division Preview a sample chapter from this book along with the full table of contents by clicking here. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view this pdf file.

The Case Study Handbook

Author: William Ellet
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781633691209
Release Date: 2007-04-17
Genre: Business & Economics

If you're enrolled in an executive education or MBA program, you've probably encountered a powerful learning tool: the business case. But if you're like many people, you may find interpreting and writing about cases mystifying, challenging, or downright frustrating. In "The Case Study Handbook", William Ellet presents a potent new approach for analyzing, discussing, and writing about cases. Early chapters show how to classify cases according to the analytical task they require (solving a problem, making a decision, or forming an evaluation) and quickly establish a base of knowledge about a case. Strategies and templates, in addition to several sample Harvard Business School cases, help you apply the author's framework. Later in the book, Ellet shows how to write persuasive case-analytical essays based on the process laid out earlier. Extensive examples of effective and ineffective writing further reinforce your learning. The book also includes a chapter on how to talk about cases more effectively in class. Any current or prospective MBA or executive education student needs to read this book.

Designing Healthy Communities

Author: Richard J. Jackson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118129814
Release Date: 2011-09-19
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/

On Course Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life

Author: Skip Downing
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305854819
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Education

ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE, 8th Edition, empowers you with the tools you need to take charge of your academic and lifelong success. A self-assessment at the beginning of the text helps you identify behaviors and beliefs you may wish to change in order to achieve more of your potential in college and in life. Through short articles and distinctive guided journal entries, the author encourages you to explore and develop eight keys to your success: personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, lifelong learning, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem. As you develop these skills, you'll find yourself making more effective choices and achieving greater success in college and in life. In addition, the Toolbox for Active Learners provides extensive coverage of study skills that will help you excel in all of your college courses. Another self-assessment before and after the Toolbox for Active Learners will show you how much you’ve learned about being an effective learner. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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.

ADA Quick Guide to Drug Supplement Interactions

Author: Alan P. Agins
Publisher: American Dietetic Associati
ISBN: 9780880914482
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Medical

Quickly find potential interactions for the most common drugs and supplements you see every day. For maximum convenience, the format allows you to search according to drug class or supplement. Sturdy construction allows you to use it again and again.

A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis

Author: Eugene Bardach
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483359472
Release Date: 2015-08-19
Genre: Political Science

In the Fifth Edition of A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving, Eugene Bardach and new co-author Eric Patashnik draw on more than 40 years of experience teaching students to be effective, accurate, and persuasive policy analysts. This bestselling handbook presents dozens of concrete tips, interesting case studies, and step-by-step strategies that are easily applicable for the budding analyst as well as the seasoned professional. In this new edition, Bardach and Patashnik update many examples to reflect the shifting landscape of policy issues. A new section with advice on how to undertake policy design in addition to making policy choices makes the book even more engaging. Readers will also appreciate a sample document of real world policy analysis, suggestions for developing creative, "out-of-the-box" solutions, and tips for working with clients.

Ethics for Everyone

Author: Arthur Dobrin
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471435953
Release Date: 2002-03-26
Genre: Philosophy

Ethics for Everyone Is it always wrong to lie? Is it always right to try to help another person? Are you bound to keep every promise you make? In Ethics for Everyone: How to Increase Your Moral Intelligence, you'll find out how well you make moral choices and learn how to increase your ability to understand and analyze ethical dilemmas. This sensible, practical guide provides thoughtful-and sometimes surprising-answers to tough real-world questions. You'll sort through dozens of tricky ethical issues with the help of: * Twenty-one dramatic true stories showing real-life ethics in action- and you are asked to make ethical choices * A personal ethics quiz to determine your own ethical potential * Harm and benefits assessments of various courses of action * Expert opinions from spiritual leaders, counselors, attorneys, psychologists, and other experts