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Are you an intuitive or reflective thinker?

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An interesting study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology by Harvard researchers printed here The Harvard Crimson:

Study Finds Correlation Between Belief in God and Cognitive Style | News | The Harvard Crimson

For months (years) I've argued that conservatives, and in particular social conservatives, rarely engage in critical thinking. Posted above is an article which supports my observations.

Read about this. Certainly supported by the observation.
 

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I am reflective.

The points outlined in the study can also be applied to politics.
 

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While some are not intuitive, thinkers are reflective individuals. Most objective thinkers even possess the ability to read between lines and hear unspoken words.
 
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I suppose the usual trolls and proud members of the echo chamber have avoided this thread; I also suppose intuitive, reflective and thinker are words which frighten them.
 

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An interesting study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology by Harvard researchers printed here The Harvard Crimson:

Study Finds Correlation Between Belief in God and Cognitive Style | News | The Harvard Crimson

For months (years) I've argued that conservatives, and in particular social conservatives, rarely engage in critical thinking. Posted above is an article which supports my observations.

Read about this. Certainly supported by the observation.
is that why libbs pushed Obama care through without reading the damn bill??:lol::lol::lol::cuckoo:
 

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While some are not intuitive, thinkers are reflective individuals. Most objective thinkers even possess the ability to read between lines and hear unspoken words.

"Intuition transcends the limitations of reason."

I am a combo. :lol:

Does that have something to do with hallucinogenics?
Flexibility....Requisite variety.

The most flexible element in any situation has the power to exert the most influence over it.

The "either or" nature of the question denotes a level of limiting belief.
 
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“with the incredible expansion in recent years of the size of the secular community in the u.s., i think people are asking a lot of questions about who are the non-religious in america,” epstein said. “this is sort of a nugget of insight as to what goes on in the mind of a non-believer.”
 

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“with the incredible expansion in recent years of the size of the secular community in the u.s., i think people are asking a lot of questions about who are the non-religious in america,” epstein said. “this is sort of a nugget of insight as to what goes on in the mind of a non-believer.”
Speaking of limiting beliefs.....:lol:
 

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An interesting study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology by Harvard researchers printed here The Harvard Crimson:

Study Finds Correlation Between Belief in God and Cognitive Style | News | The Harvard Crimson

For months (years) I've argued that conservatives, and in particular social conservatives, rarely engage in critical thinking. Posted above is an article which supports my observations.
Are you an intuitive or reflective thinker?
Both.
 
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Journal of experimental psychology huh? My guess is that those three "researchers" couldn't cognate themselves out of a paper bag.
 

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The researchers determined that those with an intuitive cognitive style tend to have a stronger belief in God than those with a more reflective cognitive style. As defined in the study, intuitive thinkers make judgments quickly, based on automatic processes and instinct. Reflective thinkers prefer to pause and critically examine initial judgments before making a decision.

Study Finds Correlation Between Belief in God and Cognitive Style | News | The Harvard Crimson

I think that in areas where we have experience, history, knowledge, intuition plays a larger role, we tend to be more reactive. In areas new to us, where we have no background, we tend to be more cautious, reflective. Different areas require different measures of input, be it intuitive or reflective. As ones skill develops, the measure shifts. Faith, Confidence, Prior Experience, developed skill are all factors in how we react.
 

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1. Theoretical background: nature or nurture?

Before the 1970s, individual differences had been synonymous with differences in ability (Willing 1988:35), at least in the field of learning theory. Nevertheless, many psychologists in the 1950s and 1960s became increasingly concerned about the narrowness of abilities measured by standard intelligence (IQ) tests. Emphasis on abstract logical reasoning seemed to restrict intelligence to "convergent thinking" towards pre-determined answers but excluded the type of "divergent thinking" which leads to imaginative or creative innovation. Guildford (1965) introduced a model of the structure of the intellect in which he differentiated between a number of cognitive operations including convergent and divergent thinking (Lovell 1980:104). Divergent thought soon became equated with creativity, but although his (1975) concepts of fluency, flexibility and originality are still widely used, the value of his contributions to the understanding of creative thinking is now thought to be questionable (Ochse 1990:205).

The real value of Guildford’s distinction was realised by Hudson (1968) who suggested that tests of divergent thought were not so much a measure of creativity as a sampling of the individual’s preferred style of thinking (Lovell 1980:105). From a study of sixth form science and arts students, Hudson found that science students, specially those specialising in physics, tended to prefer a convergent style of thinking and saw themselves as basically cold, dull and unimaginative. Similarly, arts students, particularly those specialising in English literature, history and modern languages, were more likely to be divergent thinkers and saw themselves as warm, imaginative and exciting but at the same time lacking in manliness and dependability (Lovell 1980:105).

Hudson’s work was important in that it also showed a connection between style of thinking (or cognitive style) and the learners’ social behaviour and self-image.

Cognitive style and learning strategies - Monografias.com
 
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The responses are both interesting and insightful (when one reads, reflects upon and considers the source of the posts thus far).
 

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I suppose the usual trolls and proud members of the echo chamber have avoided this thread
God bless hypocrisy and how it goes hand in hand with stupidity :clap2:

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