Making your mind matter: strategies for increasing practical intelligence

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Rowman & Littlefield, Sep 28, 2003 - Psychology - 119 pages
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Making Your Mind Matter is a practical guide to effective thinking in college and in everyday life, following the WISE model (Wonder, Investigate, Speculate, Evaluate).

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Contents

The Dimensions of Thinking
9
Overcoming Obstacles
17
Attitudes That Obstruct Thought
26
Major Contemporary Influences
32
Testing Ideas
49
Be Prepared for Complexity
57
Analyzing Arguments
71
How Much Evidence Is Enough?
79
Making Ethical Judgments
85
Objective Morality
91
Making Discussion Meaningful
99
Bibliography
109
About the author
119
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About the author (2003)

Author of 18 successful books, Vincent Ruggiero lives in Florida with his wife Barbara. An engaging public speaker whose presentations have been published in Vital Speeches of the Day, his work has been featured in the PBS "Author, Author" series.

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