A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions

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How to Want to Change Your Mind Out of all the cognitive biases and logical fallacies, I think the most pernicious of all is a kind of meta-bias, one underlying tendency that makes us more susceptible to all of the others: simply not wanting to be wrong.

Clever fools: Why a high IQ doesn't mean you're smart IQ tests "are unable to assess things such as a person's ability to critically weigh up information, or whether an individual can override the intuitive cognitive biases that can lead us astray."

A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking by Greg R. Haskins. A concise (18 page)  introduction to critical thinking, intended as a handy tool to help anyone evaluate or develop sound reasoning and arguments, based on The Skeptic's Dictionary and Becoming a Critical Thinker.

Reducing student belief in the paranormal by Richard Miller offers insights on helping students become more critical thinkers.

Critical Thinking and its Relation to Science and Humanism by Steven D. Schafersman

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Bad Moves. Bad Moves is a fortnightly series by philosopher Julian Baggini detailing the various ways in which arguments or points are made badly, but often persuasively. Julian Baggini is editor of The Philosophers' Magazine.

Critical Thinking Debate Guide - Philowiki

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How Not To Argue by Steven Novella

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