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Introduction to Critical Thinking and Writing (6 August 2019)

 ​Lesson 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking and Writing

Facione, Peter. Critical Thinking: What it is and Why it Counts. Milbrae, CA: Measured Reasons and The California Academic Press, 2010. [Not available outside of course.]

Facione, Peter, Carol A. Gittens, and Noreen C. Facione. Cultivating a Critical Thinking Mindset. Santa Barbara, CA: Measured Reasons, LLC, 2016.  [Not available outside of course.]

Niewoehner, Robert J. and Craig E. Steidle. “The Loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia: Portaging Leadership Lessons with a Critical Thinking Model.”  Adapted from a paper presented at the American Society of Engineering Education Conference, 2008.

What is critical thinking?” YouTube video, 10:42. “Teach Philosophy,” 26 December 2012.

Lesson 2: Introduction to Arguments

A Crash Course in Formal Logic, Part 1: Logic, Arguments, Premises, and Conclusions…Explained Simply.” YouTube video, 21:00. “PhilHelper,” 30 June 2013.

A Crash Course in Formal Logic, Part 2: Inferences: Both Deductive and Inductive.” YouTube video, 23:44. “PhilHelper,” 30 June 2013.

A Crash Course in Formal Logic, Part 3: Validity, Strength, Soundness, and Cogency!” YouTube video, 20:53. “PhilHelper,” 30 June 2013.

Lesson 3: Cognitive Biases and Logical Fallacies

Kowalczyk, Devin. “Recency Effect.” YouTube video, 4:00. “Musadiq Ali,” 27 September 2015.

Bennett, Bo “Confirmation Bias.” YouTube video, 3:54. “Bo Bennett,” 29 March 2014.

Which are deadlier: sharks or horses? (availability heuristic).” YouTube video, 2:09. “CogSai,” 25 May 2012.

DeLaplante, Kevin. “Cognitive Biases: What They Are, Why They’re Important.” YouTube video, 13:19. “Kevin deLaplante,” 3 February 2011.

DeLaplante, Kevin. “The Gambler’s Fallacy (Basic Fallacy) 1/6.” YouTube video, 5:41. “Kevin deLaplante,” 1 August 2014.

Dunning, David. “Why incompetent people think they’re amazing”. YouTube video, 5:07. “TED-Ed,” 9 November 2017.

The Halo Effect.” YouTube video, 5:20. “HeroicImaginationTV,” 25 September 2011.

Khan Academy and the Association of American Medical Colleges. “Attribution theory – Attribution error and culture | Individuals and Society | MCAT.” YouTube video, 5:28. “khanacademymedicine,” 22 Jan 2015.

Khan Academy and the Association of American Medical Colleges. “Decision making: Processing the Environment | MCAT.” YouTube video, 6:34. “khanacademymedicine,” 20 December 2013.

Khan Academy and the Association of American Medical Colleges. “Social perception – The Halo Effect | Individuals and Society | MCAT.” YouTube video, 5: 15. “khanacademymedicine,” 29 January 2015.

Khan Academy and the Association of American Medical Colleges. “Social perception - Primacy-recency | Individuals and Society | MCAT.” YouTube video, 4:51. “khanacademymedicine,” 29 January 2015.

Cognitive Biases—The self-serving bias.” YouTube video, 2:51. “MinuteVideos,” 27 March 2014.

A Crash Course in Formal Logic, Part 4a-b: Fallacies of Relevance.” YouTube video, 22:28. “PhilHelper,” 4 July 2013.

A Crash Course in Formal Logic, Part 4c: Fallacies of Weak Induction”. YouTube video, 19:13. “PhilHelper,” 5 July 2013.

A Crash Course in Formal Logic, Part 4d: Fallacies of Presumption, Ambiguity and Grammatical Analogy.” YouTube video, 21:42. “PhilHelper,” 28 July 2013.

Sunk Cost Fallacy.” YouTube video, 2:15. “plusECON,” 1 May 2013.

Gorelick, Ira. “Selective Perception.” YouTube video, 3:00. “Telecommunications Law and Regulation,” 14 March 2015,

Santos, Laurie. “CRITICAL THINKING - Cognitive Biases: Anchoring.” YouTube video, 4:54. “Wireless Philosophy, 16 September 2015.

Santos, Laurie. “CRITICAL THINKING - Cognitive Biases: Peak-End Effect.” YouTube video, 5:16. “Wireless Philosophy, 20 September 2015.

Santos, Laurie. “CRITICAL THINKING - Cognitive Biases: Reference Dependence and Loss Aversion.” YouTube video, 5:57. “Wireless Philosophy, 18 September 2015.

Lesson 4: Effective Communication

Dowden, Bradley H. Logical Reasoning. Sacramento, CA: self-published, 2019. 597 p.

Hayes, Demorah. "Defining Your Purpose and Analyzing Your Audience." Air Force Research Institute, Maxwell AFB, AL, 17 February 2012. [Not available outside of course.]

Hayes, Demorah. "Improving Your Writing: The Whirlwind Tour." Air Force Research Institute, Maxwell AFB, AL, 10 August 2010. [Not available outside of course.]

Hayes, Demorah. "Introduction to Academic Writing." Air Force Research Institute, Maxwell AFB, AL, 17 February 2012. [Not available outside of course.]

Hayes, Demorah. "The Writing Process." Air Force Research Institute, Maxwell AFB, AL, 17 February 2012. [Not available outside of course.]

Johnson, Kenneth. "How to Stop Worrying and Cite Your Sources." Lecture. Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL, 2 August 2016. [Not available outside of course.]

 

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