Category: Critical thinking

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Critical Thinking is a basic life skill. Humanists spend a life time learning how to think better. The effort is worth it. The better you can think, the more effective your reasoning and decision making will be. Here are books and resources to help you get started.


Book & Video: How to Win Arguments Without Arguing

Book & Video: How to Win Arguments Without Arguing

In this book author and Humanist Jennifer Hancock discusses recent research on how ideas are formed and changed to help you understand why and how to yield to your opponent and how to turn the conversation around using Socratic questioning techniques to frame the underlying moral debate to your advantage.

Video – How to Win Arguments Without Arguing: Socratic Jujitsu

Video – How to Win Arguments Without Arguing: Socratic Jujitsu

How to Win Arguments Without Arguing: Socratic Jujitsu Learning how to persuade and influence people is an essential life skill. Learning how to influence people without being a jerk is priceless.  n this program, author and Humanist Jennifer Hancock will discuss recent research on how ideas are formed and changed to help you learn how to more effectively persuade people to your point of view. Understanding why and how to turn conversations around using Socratic questioning techniques will help Read more [...]
Books – Science Based Medicine

Books – Science Based Medicine

Science Based MedicineThe Science Based Medicine Books are published by the James Randi Foundation. There are several books - all are excellent. They include:Science-Based Medicine: Guide to Herbs, Supplements and NutritionScience-Based Medicine: Guide to Cancer and Complimentary Alternative Medicine (CAM)Science-Based Medicine: Guide to Critical ThinkingScience-Based Medicine: Guide to ChiropracticScience-Based Medicine: Guide to Quackademic MedicineScience-Based Medicine: "Best Of" AnthologyScience-Based Read more [...]
Book – How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass

Book – How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass

How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Asking the Right QuestionsIn a media-driven world of talking heads, gurus, urban legends, and hype, learning to think more clearly and critically, and helping others to do the same, is one of the most important things you can do. This book by Christopher Dicarlo will help you learn those skills.In this witty, incisive guide to critical thinking the author provides you with the tools to allow you to question beliefs and assumptions Read more [...]
Book – The Power of Pause

Book – The Power of Pause

The Power of Pause: How to be More Effective in a Demanding, 24/7 World The Power of Pause by Nance Guilmartin is an excellent book. It is basically about how to take a pause so you can think more rationally and strategically and thus give yourself a better chance of success. This ability to pause so you can think before you act is the first step to thinking critically. Nance provides excellent easy to implement exercises to help you master the technique. This practical method helps even the most Read more [...]
Book & Video: Planning for Personal Success

Book & Video: Planning for Personal Success

This book discusses how Humanists approach the important business of living a life that is fully realized and understanding what success really means. It is designed to help you think more explicitly about how to live your values fully, using critical thinking to improve your odds of success and to remove the fears that overwhelm you.

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