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Quiet Ego. Mindware: Critical Thinking for the Information Age - University of Michigan. Why Wait? The Science Behind Procrastination – Association for Psychological Science. Amazon. Why We Procrastinate. This article is not meant to diagnose or provide medical advice—that responsibility lies with physicians.

Why We Procrastinate

Mentally Owning a Book – The Mission – Medium. Reading is one of the key ways we learn new things.

Mentally Owning a Book – The Mission – Medium

And while it’s easy to pick a book up and turn the pages, it’s harder to actually understand and apply the lessons. Let me break down a few points that will help you get the most out of reading after you finish a book. First, if you’re talking about non-fiction or reading to learn, you should be taking notes while you read. The Top 3 Most Effective Ways to Take Notes While Reading. Before you get started: Filter the book by reading the preface, index, table of contents, and inside jacket.

The Top 3 Most Effective Ways to Take Notes While Reading

This tells you where the author is going to take you and, importantly, the vocabulary they will use. There are three steps to effectively taking notes while reading: Read to Lead: How to Digest Books Above Your “Level” I shouldn’t be able to read most of the books on my shelf.

Read to Lead: How to Digest Books Above Your “Level”

I never took a single classical history class and I cheated through most of Economics 001. Still, the loci of my library are Greek History and Applied Economics. How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book” Understanding (and Refuting) the Arguments for God. Michael Shermer has made a career of skepticism — he is the founder of Skeptic, for one — but in his 2000 book, How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science, he does not come across as the hardcore atheist you might expect.

Understanding (and Refuting) the Arguments for God

THE RATIONALIST ASSOCIATION OF NSW INC. Argument Mapping at Work 2013. ARGUMENT MAPPING. Argument Mapping. Argument mapping is producing "boxes and arrows" diagrams of reasoning, especially complex arguments and debates.

Argument Mapping

Argument mapping improves our ability to articulate, comprehend and communicate reasoning, thereby promoting critical thinking. Argument Mapping Tutorials from AusthinkArgument mapping is using graphical methods to display the structure of reasoning and argumentation. The technique is essential for advanced critical thinking.

Without mapping, it is very hard to be clear about the structure of evidence; and without such clarity, critical responses usually misfire. Four Simple Positive Psychology Interventions That Could Change Your Life. Positive Psychology (PP) is generally considered to be a subfield of psychology.

Four Simple Positive Psychology Interventions That Could Change Your Life

Refreshingly, PP focuses on what is positive about human beings, instead of what our deficits are. The PP movement is global and at the moment flourishing, with an abundance of newly researched positive psychology interventions (PPIs) and master degree courses popping up across the globe (the last count being 12 different programs).

How to Teach Critical Thinking. Robert H.

How to Teach Critical Thinking

Ennis, The actual teaching of critical thinking is a function of many situation-specific factors: teacher style, teacher interest, teacher knowledge and understanding, class size, cultural and community backgrounds and expectations, student expectations and backgrounds, colleagues’ expectations, recent local events, the amount of time available to teachers after they have done all the other things they have to do, and teacher grasp of critical thinking, to name some major factors.

I here suggest some general strategies and tactics gleaned from years of experience, research, and others’ suggestions. They are guidelines and must be adjusted to fit the actual situation. Underlying Strategies. 16 Audio Books That Will Improve The Way You Live, Work And Love. If there's an area in your life that could do with some improvement, a good audio book might be able to steer you in the right direction.

16 Audio Books That Will Improve The Way You Live, Work And Love

Best of all, they can be readily absorbed while driving or multitasking, which makes them perfect for people with busy schedules (i.e. - nearly all of us.) We asked Amazon's digital audiobook arm Audible to share some of its best-selling self-improvement titles. Here are their picks. Audio book picture from Shutterstock The following audio books cover a wide gamut of topics, from mastering creative thinking to maneuvering the corporate ladder as a woman.

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. Remembering More of Everything: The Memory Palace. “When information goes ‘in one ear and out the other,’ it’s often because it doesn’t have anything to stick to.”— Joshua Foer That’s a quote from the book Moonwalking with Einstein, the fascinating account of Joshua Foer’s journey investigating memory.

Remembering More of Everything: The Memory Palace

What starts as a routine piece of writing ends with his participation in the USA Memory Championships. While interviewing contestants for the article he was told that anyone could have a memory like these champions if they trained properly. Intrigued, Foer decided to give it a try. The journey started by researching memory and its physical effects on the brain. Foer found research where MRI was used to compare the memory specialists’ brains to those of a control group. Surprisingly, when the mental athletes were learning new information, they were engaging regions of the brain known to be involved in two specific tasks: visual memory and spatial navigation. Critical Thinking: Where to Begin. Our Conception of Critical Thinking...

There are many ways to articulate the concept of critical thinking. Yet every substantive conception of critical thinking must contain certain core elements. Consider the following brief conceptualizations... Essential Life Therapy for Anxiety Disorders: Treating Anxiety with CBT and Other Therapy Options.