selective thinking

selective thinking

Alternative psychology
The process whereby one selects favourable evidence for a particular belief, ignoring unfavourable evidence that may undermine that belief. Selective thinking forms the basis for most beliefs in the occult, in pseudoscience and in the psychic powers of so-called mind readers and mediums.
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Selective thinking which seems to be an essential defence for under pressure bosses.
WHENEVER sport and politics clash, the outcome is usually a mixture of hypocrisy and selective thinking.
The purpose of the SPS is to develop creative thinking and problem solving ability through the use of analogical and selective thinking and to enrich knowledge repertoire so that it is transferable to different problem situations (Sak, 2011).
Selective thinking may be defined as a thinking process by which one focuses on useful or related facts or ideas while ignoring unrelated facts or ideas.
That students understand the value of analogical and selective thinking in creative problem solving and the ways SPS helps them to solve problems creatively is an important learning outcome for them (Sak, 2011).
Hypocritical and selective thinking springs to mind.
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