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Scientific and Persuasive Thinking

Choose two different real-world problems you have encountered. The problems should be chosen with the intention of applying persuasive thinking as a solution to one and scientific thinking as a solution to the other.


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Hello. The sample situational solution below should get you started. May I advise reviewing the processes of critical thinking and scientific thinking beforehand so as to re-familiarize yourself with them? Also, in your final paper, look for problems from your experience that are easy enough to relate to as such as everyday challenges and encounters at work or school Good luck and thank you for suing Brainmass.

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Applying Persuasive Thinking

Persuasive thinking is something that we do even do we are unconscious of it - we are affected by persuasive reasoning when we rational the merits of choices in the supermarket, on TV, in purchasing goods and services, in choosing opinions to side with, etc. There are many which in which persuasive thinking happens and there are varied strategies employed including rational strategies where proof or apparent proof is used to justify choices as well as emotional strategies - the ones that appeal to people's emotions, values and culture making justification for choices easier as they get easier to relate top, more familiar. To be a persuasive thinker means to be able to translate personal positions to persuasive arguments in a social setting. First, credibility must be established, second, one must always acknowledge the position of others especially the audience one is trying to persuade, third a strong rationale must be constructed using varied examples that can come in the form of qualitative and quantitative elements, fourth, by anchoring this rationale to an important element in that of the audience or of the self (if one is persuading the self regarding a position) and fifth, by eliciting a response from the audience or the self. By responding, the audience and the self acknowledge the position in question and a dialogue, so long as the rationale is accepted usually leads to a change in opinion. Now, at work, I have just been told that I was to be moved to the graveyard shift without warning and since I am a working student, ...

Solution Summary

The solution is a 1,321-word essay that presents examples of the application of persuasive thinking and scientific thinking in solving 2 real-world problems. First, each concept is defined and discussed and then applied in familiar real-world problems as methods by which working solutions are derived from. references are listed. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing.