Dichotomous reasoning involves viewing situations as binary rather than continuous. Dichotomous sometimes called “black or white” thinking, ignores shades of gray. A dichotomous thinker only acknowledges right-wrong, ignoring dilemmas with no right choice and non-normative information; or success-failure, ignoring effort and where success moved to failure; or perfect-incompetent, ignoring learning and practice gains; and big-small, ignoring medium and all sizes in between. 386 more words
Tags » Paul Newman
As this year ends, and awards season begins, it’s worth noting one of the biggest truisms of Oscar-dom: people don’t usually win their Oscars for the movie they should have.