Critical thinking for helping professionals : a skills-based by Eileen Gambrill, Leonard Gibbs

By Eileen Gambrill, Leonard Gibbs

Half 1 severe considering: WHAT it really is AND WHY it is necessary. advent: The position of serious pondering within the assisting Professions. workout 1 Making judgements approximately Intervention. workout 2 Reviewing Your ideals approximately wisdom. half 2 spotting PROPAGANDA IN HUMAN prone advertisements. workout three comparing Human-Services ads. workout four Does Scaring adolescence aid Them "Go Straight"?: Applying Read more...

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The purpose of propaganda is not to inform but to encourage action with the least thought possible (Ellul, 1965). Propaganda stratagems are used to persuade, that is, to convince someone to do or believe a certain thing based on a distorted, incomplete view (see Deyo & Patrick, 2006; Eisenberg & Wells, 2008; Sweeney). Examples include misrepresenting positions, deceptive use of truth (telling only part of the truth), presenting opinion as fact, deliberate omissions, reliance on slogans, and using putdowns.

If he could get money to establish a community service agency, the problems in our neighborhood would decrease because we could fund needed programs. • Cognitive behavioral methods will best serve this client because her negative self-statements cause her substance abuse. • His authoritarian personality contributes to his lack of success as a community leader; he won’t be able to change because that’s the way he wants to be. 8 Critical Thinking: What it is and Why it is important Gambrill & Gibbs position put forward.

2008). Tufte (2007) uses the term “corruption of evidence” to refer to such ploys. People who use such ploys attempt to persuade not by a clear, transparent reasoned argument, but indirectly, by subtle associations, for example enticing social workers to buy malpractice insurance by alluding to lawsuits or use of vague innuendos. , Altman, 2002) Ad hominem rather than ad rem arguments. See Exercise 7. , see Gibbs & Gambrill (2002) description of misrepresentations of evidence-based practice).

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