IntroductionIn 2012, Psychologist Heather Butler studied the importance that critical thinking plays in our

Introduction In 2012, Psychologist Heather Butler studied the importance that critical thinking plays in our everyday lives. Critical thinking is not just the new buzzword in education. Critical thinking involves real outcomes that can be measured, predicted, andperhaps for the negative life eventsavoided (Butler, 2012, p. 725). In 2013, studies by Grossmann, Varnum, Kitayama, and Nisbett concluded that wise reasoning, rather than intelligence, was a predictor of well-being.In 2017, Dr. Butler and her colleagues, referencing the Grossmann study and based on their own research, determined that the ability to think critically was a better predictor of effective life decisions than was intelligence (Butler, Pentoney,

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