Week 2 Barriers to Critical Thinking


Identify two barriers as discussed in this week’s readings that influence YOUR critical thinking (the two barriers you select should influence you DIRECTLY – not just critical thinking, in general).

Include only barriers as listed in Thinking: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Critical and Creative Thought, Ch. 2.

Specifically, these include:

  • Enculturation (family, work, religion)
  • Self-Concept
  • Ego Defenses (denial, projection, rationalization)
  • Self-Serving Biases
  • Emotional Influences (anger, passion, depression)
  • Stress

Write at least 150 words for each barrier, describing them and how you can overcome them. Total word count
will be at least 300 words.

Citeyour references (if necessary).

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

HUM 115 Week 2 Barriers to Critical Thinking