Introduction to Thinking A fun course What is going on in my head?
Did your parents teach you to think? They assume they do.
Do your teachers teach you to think? They  really  think that they do!
Why is thinking Important? Choices Choices Choices
This is Not a Thinking Course? Introducing Make Aware of
When Do We Think? Answer a Question Planning to achieve an objective Face with something new Taking Action Making Choices
Making a Choice Freedom to Choose?
Most choices made for us Instinctive Learned Response Thinking involved?
Conscious Choices Aware of all facts Aware of all alternatives Aware of all elements in process
Thinking is Difficult We think so that we can avoid thinking
Activities in the Brain
Physical Brain Development – Neo cortex Neurons Synapses Neurotransmitters
On-going conversations  Conscious Unconscious
Unconscious Bodily functions Breathing Digesting
Conscious   Random Purposeful
Language  /  Words Use of Words Pictures   Diagrams   Charts
Feelings Emotions Heart
Health – Effects on Thinking Physical Mental
Knowledge Experience Thinking in a void
“ Thinking Traps” A trap is something, not of your choice, that you fall into.
Beliefs, POV, Mind-Set Filters for Viewing World Cannot See, Blind spot,
Bias Perspective  My! – Mine! – Right or Wrong Interests Agenda
Historical Chronological
Causative Dominos
Classifying Categorizing Naming
Pros and Cons Advantages – Disadvantages Strength and Weaknesses
Rationalizing After IT has happened! Very clever
Forecasting Prediction Projecting Fortune telling
Logic “Real thinking”
Analysis
Awakening Thinking In Progress TIP
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  • Emphasis – Introduction – Overview – We “think” we are thinking but are we? End of course – will 1.Understand where and how thinking is done 2.Recognize when we are thinking 3.Recognize the different elements related to thinking 4.Different ways of thinking 5.What is “Logical/Rational thinking
  • Introduction To Thinking

    1. 1. Introduction to Thinking A fun course What is going on in my head?
    2. 2. Did your parents teach you to think? They assume they do.
    3. 3. Do your teachers teach you to think? They really think that they do!
    4. 4. Why is thinking Important? Choices Choices Choices
    5. 5. This is Not a Thinking Course? Introducing Make Aware of
    6. 6. When Do We Think? Answer a Question Planning to achieve an objective Face with something new Taking Action Making Choices
    7. 7. Making a Choice Freedom to Choose?
    8. 8. Most choices made for us Instinctive Learned Response Thinking involved?
    9. 9. Conscious Choices Aware of all facts Aware of all alternatives Aware of all elements in process
    10. 10. Thinking is Difficult We think so that we can avoid thinking
    11. 11. Activities in the Brain
    12. 12. Physical Brain Development – Neo cortex Neurons Synapses Neurotransmitters
    13. 13. On-going conversations Conscious Unconscious
    14. 14. Unconscious Bodily functions Breathing Digesting
    15. 15. Conscious Random Purposeful
    16. 16. Language / Words Use of Words Pictures Diagrams Charts
    17. 17. Feelings Emotions Heart
    18. 18. Health – Effects on Thinking Physical Mental
    19. 19. Knowledge Experience Thinking in a void
    20. 20. “ Thinking Traps” A trap is something, not of your choice, that you fall into.
    21. 21. Beliefs, POV, Mind-Set Filters for Viewing World Cannot See, Blind spot,
    22. 22. Bias Perspective My! – Mine! – Right or Wrong Interests Agenda
    23. 23. Historical Chronological
    24. 24. Causative Dominos
    25. 25. Classifying Categorizing Naming
    26. 26. Pros and Cons Advantages – Disadvantages Strength and Weaknesses
    27. 27. Rationalizing After IT has happened! Very clever
    28. 28. Forecasting Prediction Projecting Fortune telling
    29. 29. Logic “Real thinking”
    30. 30. Analysis
    31. 31. Awakening Thinking In Progress TIP

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