What are some of the biggest influences that play a role in your own belief systems and thought processes? How can you disentangle your thinking from these influences? What are the challenges of doing so? Why is this an important step in the critical thinking process?
Thinking: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Critical and Creative Thought, Ch.2. What are some of your biggest barriers? Why is it so important to overcome these barriers? What happens when you refuse to recognize these barriers? What strategies were provided by this chapter in terms of adjusting your current thought process? How can you begin to implement them in the immediate future?