J o u r n a l

R e q u i r e d R e s o u r c e s

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

• Textbook: Chapter 10, 11 • Lesson

I n t r o d u c t i o n

Remember – these journal questions require more thinking than writing. Think about exactly what you are asked to do, and then write as economically as possible.

I n s t r u c t i o n s

For this journal assignment, briefly answer each of the following prompts. For all instances where you are required to provide a definition, do not copy definitions from the text. Use your own words.

• Self-Regulation o The textbook mentions the skill of self-regulation. How do you define

this term? You may want to review Chapter 2 (to review critical thinking skills) before your write out your definition.

• Sytem-1 and System-2 o Define System-1 and System-2 thinking in your own words.

▪ Give an example from your personal or work life where you would use each of them, explaining why each is appropriate to the situation in which you use it.

• Heuristics o Define "heuristic" in your own words.

▪ Give an example of a heuristic might be used in your personal or professional life and briefly show how it could have a positive or negative effect.

▪ Do not use examples found in the text. • Dominance Structuring

o Explain the term "dominance structuring" in your own words. o Is dominance structuring a positive or negative attribute of critical

thinking? Explain. ▪ Use examples if that is helpful to your explanation.

• Cognitive Bias o Briefly examine what part you think mastery of facts and understanding

of data have in avoiding cognitive bias in System-1 thinking.

If you include references to outside sources (beyond the textbook), make sure you cite them properly.

W r i t i n g R e q u i r e m e n t s ( A P A f o r m a t )

• Length: 1 ½ pages (not including prompts, title page or references page) • 1-inch margins • Double spaced • 12-point Times New Roman font • Title page • References page (as needed)