Critical thinking in clinical settings involves the ability to solve complex problems effectively, using, for example, close observation, communication skills, consensus building, data mining, empathy, experience, logic, mathematics, pattern recognition, and reasoning. It is egocentric, subjective thinking lacking objectivity and preferring a narcissistic, inner, private reality to that with external validity. Used interchangeably with dereistic thinking , although differing in emphasis. Called also autism.
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What is Critical Thinking? — University of Louisville Ideas To Action
The elevator closed on her face while she struggled to define a word we all use every day. So it may be with the term critical thinking. Our educational system was developed in the shadow of the industrial era, when the factory model prevailed. But if the elevator door were closing in your face, would you be able to define critical thinking?
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