Jamie Hale

Jamie Hale

Friday, October 19, 2012

Who's Rational?

More evidence that we need to promote and teach Rational thinking. As Stanovich and others have pointed out there is a distinciton between Intelligence and Rationality. High levels of intelligence do not predict Rationality (across many tasks).
I finished collecting data earlier this week for my experimental study - Critical Thinking and Environmental Factors.  The critical thinking tasks actually were a cover. The primary concern of the study was expectation and food liking.

In regards to the crit.. thinking tasks (3 tasks ) the performances were not good. No one correctly answered all three of the problems and many participants missed all three. The tasks used were similar to the ones often used by Stanovich and Kahneman.
24 ps answered 0 correctly
19..................... 1 correctly
4....................... 2 correctly
total of 19% correctly answered
Articles on Rationality
Video-  What IQ Tests Miss

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