New – Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills By Dr Steve Novella

Occasionally people ask about useful guides to skepticism, a learn-it-at-your-own-pace course? This may be of interest to you!

Dr Novella mentioned this latest guide on his blog recently, but I don’t know how many people are aware of the previously published course. I brought that one as soon as it came out, and I’ve now purchased the new one as well. If you’re looking for DVDs / audio on critical thinking, this is a useful resource.

Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

What should you think? Who should you believe? Could you be deceiving yourself? These are questions that all critical thinkers of any age must constantly ask themselves.

There is no more important skill in today’s world than being able to think about, understand, and act on information in a way that is both effective and responsible. Critical thinking transforms you from a passive member of society into an active participant in the ideas and issues of the day. It empowers you to better understand nearly every single aspect of everyday life, from health and nutrition to science and technology to philosophical and spiritual belief systems.

The previously published one?  Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us:

Dr. Novella’s 24 revealing lectures are an empowering learning experience that will give you evidence-based guidelines for good health, will enhance your ability to be better informed about common medical myths, and will strengthen your skills at assessing the scientific truth behind medical information and advice—whether you’re having an important conversation with your doctor or taking a trip down the medicine aisle of your local pharmacy.

I personally recommend getting the downloadable audio – and paying a little extra for the book that comes with the course, that gets mailed out to you.

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About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.


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