February 27, 2013
Critical Thinking and Society Exercise
Critical and Creative thinking can be vital in an individual decision-making process. These two thought processes can help an individual to determine how to decipher or retain perception information or establish how a message will be implemented. Critical thinking is a mental process of how information is analyzed, applied, conceptualized, or evaluated to reach a conclusion. Creative thinking is an ability to create a solution, thinking out the box to create a conclusion, or an answer. In this paper a critical and creative situation will be discussed to determine the similarities of these two concepts, characterize, and identify the thought process of free will, truth, knowledge, and opinion, identify three hindrances of critical thinking, and identify, and distinguish the perception of a message in an advertisement.
A situation where critical and creative thoughts can be used for a better outcome could be changing careers. When deciding to change careers both are necessary because a person have to think critically about the life changes that come along with changing careers. For example, the amount of money (whether it will be less or more), change in the schedule (how it affects family life). Creativity is necessary to measure the outcomes of the decision. As an example, will the change impact the individual negatively or positively, and what to do about it if the impacts has a negatively.
Define Free, Truth, Knowledge, and Opinion In the conceptual foundation of thinking there are four key words that need to reflect on an individual decision-making process free-will, truth, knowledge, and opinion. (1) Free-will- is an attribute of acts in which, an individual intentionally make choices on how to control his or her judgments, performances, or either his or her values. Free-will is a thought