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Critical Thinking & Emotions
Emotions inhibit critical thinking. To those familiar with the dynamics of critical thinking, this is almost fact. Critical thinking relies on logical analysis to arrive at the most applicable decision or choice. When we decide through our emotions, logic does not apply - feelings, instead, do. How we feel, how we react emotionally to something (i.e. a new dress or shoes at a shop window) is rooted in our personalities, our socialization. Emotions filter our desires, needs, wants and our thoughts. When we use logic to analyse a situation, logic and reason become that filter and expands ideas and mental capacities/resources. Simply put, when we use emotional cognition when making decisions, the decisions we usually arrive at are limited by how we feel at that time - what we like, what we can tolerate, what we are biased to. This is the opposite of critical thinking. Critical means purposeful thinking, the ...
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Creating a climate for change
I need to have a word document outline completed for the presentation on "Climate Change and the Media". I need you to revise slide 7 the one with the examples of bridging metaphors. Those are not examples of bridging mnetaphors and I need examples of bridging metaphors on that slide. Slide 16 needs to be revised as well. I need you to come up with an example that Americans would relate to.
I have attached a sample word document outline. I need to come up with a pre-activity discussion. I was thinking along the lines of bridging metaphors and asking the audience to come up with examples of bridging metaphors and to give examples of them on slide 7.
For the Post activity discussion
I was thinking about getting the class to develop a campaign to address media. Or how can use effective communications on a college campus? We need to thinkl whats in it for the students.