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Definitional And Reflective Exercise


A. Instructions: 1) Look up the following intellectual tendencies in a dictionary (all-purpose or philosophy dictionary), 2) write the dictionary definition (only the first or main definition if there are more than one), and then 3) formulate a definition, based on the dictionary definition and personally acquired knowledge, in your own words. Finally, reflecting on your present or past intellectual attitudes and/or practices, 4) give an example of how you have either a) performed the intellectual tendency or b) avoided it.

B. Intellectual Tendencies (define the verbal form or the term, i.e., the performance or act)

1. Dogmatize

2. Prejudge

3. Rationalize

4. Stereotype

5. Wish-fulfillment