Explain Facione’s definition of “Critical Thinking “, and what does it mean to say that “critical thinking” is not negative thinking.

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                                              LED 610 FINAL EXAM

                                                   AUGUST 2016

            (10 POINTS) A.)  Explain Facione’s definition of “Critical Thinking “, and what does it mean to say that “critical thinking” is not negative thinking. 

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            (10 POINTS) B.)  Some individuals believe Gladwell’s “Intuitive Repulsion” is negative, critical thinking resulting in critical negative responses without potential positive results.  Defend whether you believe that “Intuitive Repulsion” reflects negative or positive “critical thinking” as defined by Facione.

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  1. In your own words (referring to Facione’s definitions),

 

            (5 POINTS) A.)  Describe what is meant by “problematic vagueness.”

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            (5 POINTS) B.)   Then curtly define ambiguity.

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            (10 POINTS) C.)  Select one of the topics below (No Other Options) in this paragraph and briefly explain why it may represent “problematic vagueness AND / OR ambiguity?

 

 

  1. (5 POINTS) Explain what is wrong with this statement; “Mapping a speaker’s “precise wordingis all that is necessary to lead to any kind of valid / worthy interpretation or conclusion to the speaker’s argument”. Within your statement, consider being explicit in dialoguing the importance of mapping arguments and associated mapping characteristics to reach a conclusion validating or invalidating the worthiness of the speaker’s argument (s).

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  1. Many individuals consider “Perception Management” to be an effective tool of those desirous of maintaining personal, political, corporate, social power and control.

            ( 5 POINTS )  A.)  Define “Perception Management”.

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( 15 POINTS )  B.)   Dialogue whether “Perception Management” is or is not both a potential and kinetic foe of critical thinking?  Point out some key attributes of critical thinking, which may be distorted by “perception management” causing the populous to make less than optimum decisions?

 

 

  1. (15 POINTS) Talk to Gladwell’s meaning of the concept, “Thin Slicing”? . How is it differing or similar to Facione’s critical thinking processes and decision – making results?  May an individual accept the concept that the “Thin Slicing”  is equally credible, accurate and profound as compared / contrasted to Facione’s critical thinking concept?  How does “Thick Slicing”  apply to these concepts?e

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  1. (10 POINTS ) Define and explain the capability of the “Implicit Association Test” (IAT)  and how it may or may not aid one to critically think, assess, analyze and make decisions?  What was the initial purpose of the IAT, and in your own words, describe would that purpose for its development be helpful or not helpful today to both individuals and organizations?

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  1. 10 POINTS) Referencing Facione’s leadership and organizational functional characteristics and the classroom lecture presentations, describe how individual and / or organizational ideologies (Values, Cultures, Ethics) may impact an individual’s and organization’s capability to Think Critically?

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