Critical thinking models

Compare different critical thinking models, and share your understanding of synthesis. Become familiar with different critical thinking models, and understand why critical thinking is so important. Analyze the resources you found for your Annotated Bibliography to find themes and synthesize those resources into a cohesive review.

In this week’s discussion, you will compare and contrast different models of critical thinking and provide examples

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is the foundation of many skills in the field of psychology. In this course, you will need these skills for this week’s discussion and both of your remaining assignments. Explore definitions and strategies for critical thinking in psychology by completing the following:

What did you learn about this week that grabbed your attention or caused you to think more deeply about it? In previous weeks, you located and evaluated high-quality research to support your practice in the field of psychology. This week, you added critical thinking tools to your repertoire to further critique research and its relevance to research questions and practice. You were introduced to the following models that support critical thinking:

For this discussion:

  • What interested you about these theories?
  • How do they play a role in your personal or professional life?
  • How do you see them applied in the world around you or in current events?
  • How could you imagine using each model as a practitioner-scholar working in your specialization?

If you have any trouble understanding these models or the strategies in the article, Promoting Cognitive Complexity in Graduate Written Work, use this discussion to receive support from your peers and instructor to work through your challenges.


Last Updated on March 9, 2020

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