ERIC Number: EJ1089584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
The Role of Values and Evaluation in Thinking
House, Ernest R.
American Journal of Evaluation, v37 n1 p104-108 Mar 2016
The concept of values is the central concept in evaluation. There are several ways of looking at values, including from the perspectives of philosophy, psychology, sociology, biology, and biography. In this article Ernest House discusses how values are conceived in cognitive psychology and what that means for evaluation. Further, he discusses the natural evolution of evaluation in the natural world and explores the connection between evaluation and cognitive research. The article closes with 11 overall conclusions that can be drawn from cognitive research.
Descriptors: Evaluative Thinking, Values, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Processes, Bias, Error Patterns, Error Correction
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