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Psychology, Philosophy, Publication, and Ethical Research Guidelines in all Fields of Study: Preparation for Writing an Original, Quality Thesis

Introduction

In cases where I am called on to review a thesis or dissertation, I hesitate, frequently decline, and (with rare exceptions) I feel fear, then ultimately despair at the puerile paucity of knowledge that is contained in poorly invested, investigated, and roughly researched papers that aspire to the title and name of thesis—yet have nothing in common with a real thesis.1  The theses that I have read over the past fifty years have been at best blatant, bland, barren, crass “cut-and-past”, or more precisely, bypassing deliberate plagiarism to outright theft of intellectual property rights.2  This has become so common, that I walk away with an apologia at best, or just express my “regrets” that I am not capable of weighing in on the theses as most writers assume that “by pa...

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Critical thinking, Dirty Wars, Prostitution in the Vatican and 3 bad popes

Critical thinking is essential to realize effective learning and productive thinking.  Critical thinking makes thinking better, being based on fact rather than fiction, emotion, or personal preference, more plausible, persuasive, possible, probable and realistic, rational, and reliable while enhancing the real and figurative worlds where ideas equal foundations of thoughts and actions that entails and leads to self-improvement generated from skills in using established and creating new standards by which a person appropriately, actually, and artistically assesses thinking.1  These skills lead to a better environment and effervescent eternality toward a time and clime that reaches toward the elusive level of perfection or a quality that is not considered natural but is a part of nature tha...

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