Barriers to Critical Thinking
Michelle Delamotte
HUM/115 Ė Critical Thinking in Everyday Life
Assignment Due Date August 31, 2015
Linda Grant, MS

Barriers to Critical Thinking
Please refer to Critical Thinking in Everyday Life, Chapters 2 & 3 for this assignment.
Step One: Identify 2 barriers that influence your critical thinking (you will list these as part of step 2). This can be two external barriers, two internal barriers, or one of each.
Note: The barriers must come from the textbook.

Step Two: Describe Your Barriers to Critical Thinking and how you will overcome these (100 words total per barrier). COMPLETE SENTENCES; DOUBLE-SPACED. Remember to cite and reference any source you use. REMEMBER IN-TEXT CITATIONS AND REFERENCE PAGE.
Barrier #1 Name: Bias
Describe this barrier Biases are internal barriers (Ridel, 2015). Personal biases can cause disagreement or hostility between people. Also, the nature of personal biases can vary considerably based on the personal belief.
How will you overcome it? I will overcome this barrier by listening more actively. I also plan to be more open minded and fair. I will do research to see if there is information that proves something other then my initial belief.
Barrier #2 Name: Family
Describe this barrier Family is an external barrier (Ridel, 2015). Family influence can be a barrier in the way you were taught, raised, or expected to think as you were growing up.
How will you overcome it? In order to overcome this barrier I plan to be more open to different perspectives, viewpoints, and new ideas. I will be working to change my ideas by finding new information or better evidence because I realize my opinion or viewpoint isnít always the correct one.

Ridel, R. (2015). Critical thinking in everyday life (1st ed). Phoenix:Calm Sky Media.