Critical thinking and personality

In “Critical thinking: beyond intelligence” (spanish) , Mariette and Gauvrit gather different empirical studies on the importance of intelligence (measured by IQ test) and of certain personality traits (openness to experiences) in critical thinking.

There are three main characteristics that promote critical thinking: curiosity, the desire to find truth and humility.

To learn more, we are invited to to deepen the research carried out:

On the relative independence of thinking biases and cogitive ability. K.E. Stanovich y R.F. West en Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 94, n.º 4, págs. 672-695, 2008.

A longitudinal study on enhancing critical thinking and reading comprehension in Title I classrooms. J. VanTassel-­Baska et al. en Journal for the Education of the Gifted, vol. 33, n.º 1, págs. 7-37, 2009.

A meta-analysis on critical thinking and community college student achievement. C. J. Fong et al. en Thinking Skills and Creativity, vol. 26, págs. 71-83, 2017.

Des têtes bien faites. Défense de l’esprit critique. Nicolas Gauvrit y Sylvain Delouvée. Prensa Universitaria de Francia (PUF), 2019.