Flashcards in Chapter 3: Post-formal thinking Deck (11):
greater awareness of the complexity of real-life situations:
adapting logical thinking to the practical constraints of real-life situations:
a growing awareness that 1) most problems do not have a single solution and 2) problems must often be addressed with crucial pieces of information missing
Buying a car but not knowing the problems of the engine or transmission:
An example of dialectical thought
tendency to see situations and issues as polarized (having 2 options. one or the other) and absolute (ONE answer is correct)
evaluating the accuracy and logic of evidence and arguments:
What are the 3 things steps in reflective judgement?
involves analyzing information and making judgments about what it means, relating it to other information, and considering ways it might be valid or invalid
Critical thinking. Ex: short answer essays, papers, presentations, etc.
the capacity for “thinking about one’s thinking” that allows monitoring and reasoning about one’s thought processes
Individual example of metacognitions:
Thinking about you. Am I cool?