Critical Thinking Essay

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Thinking and Decision Making Paper Thinking and Decision Making Paper Though there are several types of thinking styles and they all have comparable and contrasting attributes to be considered. The following paper is concerned with just three different type of thinking styles: creative thinking, logical thinking, and persuasive thinking. The paper will look at how he three are both the same and different. It will also cover how each affects the critical thinking process. Finally it will take a look at some examples from the workplace highlighting the three styles. Logical Thinking Logical thinking is the thought process from which a person looks at a situation and rationally picks it apart until every aspect of the particular situation has been examined. Deductive thinking and Inductive thinking are two main approaches used to logically look at any given situation. The basic form of deductive thinking is the syllogism (Kirby & Goodpaster, 2007). The syllogism takes two ideas and based on those ideas one can form a conclusion. There are three variations of the syllogism: categorical, hypothetical (if-then), and disjunctive (either/or) (Kirby & Goodpaster, 2007). In deductive thinking there is no room for error the conclusion has to follow the idea. A deductive thinker is a person who has to know the answer and once the answer is known that is it. Or a person that thinks there is only one way to solve a problem because, based on the syllogism that is all that could be. Inductive thinking is not always so cut and dry and leaves room for question. An inductive thinker bases their thoughts on generalities and assumptions. An example would be that if a person was in the desert and was wondering what the weather was going to be like later, that person would assume that it was going to be hot and

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