163: Critical Thinking Development and Emotional Intelligence


It's good day for it.

Topics: This morning I discovered a new website: www.criticalthinking.org, the homepage of The Critical Thinking Community.

There's been a lot of talk on the show lately about the connection between critical thinking and emotional intelligence. And after searching through the site, I discovered the work of an educational psychologist named Linda Elder. I was very intrigued by her paper, Critical Thinking Development: A Stage Theory, so I thought I would turn it into a nice mp3 for you.

Woven throughout the theory is a call to understand the roll emotional intelligence plays in effective and rational thinking, so I have also included some audio from an Objectivist writer and lecturer on philosophy named Dr.Diana Hsieh. Dr. Hsieh (Promounced "Shay") also hosts a Q&A webcast called Philosophy In Action.

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Critical Thinking and Emotional Intelligence,by Linda Elder

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