Share
Explore BrainMass

Critical thinking

Provide examples and applications for the following common elements of Critical Thinking:

1) perception

2) assumption

3) argument

4) fallacy

Solution Preview

BrainMass services are intended for assistance purposes only. The work provided by BrainMass Online TAs is NOT to be plagiarized. However, please feel free to source our Online TAs for research purposes using the following citing method:
[BrainMass Online TA Name], Online TA [OTA ID#], Posting Code [Posting Code], http://BrainMass.com (hyperlinked if submitted electronically), [Month], [Year].
eg. Christine Heck M.Ed., Online TA# 106119, Posting Code ######, http://BrainMass.com, Month, Year.

This look's like an interesting assignment, though, so let's see where I can be helpful.

Question:

Critical Thinking
Four critical thinking skills include perception, assumption, argument, and fallacy. These four skills will be defined and shown in a real life example in this paper.
Perception
Normally people tend to think about the world around them through what they see and not what is needed to be seen; people tend to think in terms of what is expected to be seen. People's perception is founded on past experiences and people tend to perceive and think about situations and others from ideas that have already formed. The ideas that have been formed are called schema. Often people distort the truth in order to fit it into his or her existing ...

Solution Summary

Defines the common elements of critical thinking such as perception, assumption, argument, and fallacy.

$2.19