“Critical Thinking is about saying – what if I’m wrong?”

Dr. Glenn Fox talks about the multifaceted nature of critical thinking and how he uses it on his daily drive to USC in LA traffic.

April 24, 2019
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The USC Marshall Critical Thinking Initiative​​

Dr. AJ Ogilvie

Interviewed by AJ Ogilvie, Assistant Professor of Business Communication.

“Critical Thinking is about saying – what if I’m wrong?”

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Dr. Glenn Fox is the Head of Program Design, Strategy, and Outreach at the USC Performance Science Institute. A neuroscientist by training, he began at USC working as a research assistant in the Brain and Creativity Institute, after which he went on to earn his PhD in the Neuroscience Graduate Program and complete a post-doctoral fellowship with Professors Hanna and Antonio Damasio. Glenn is at the forefront of research on gratitude and human performance. Glenn teaches “The Science of Peak Performance” during the Spring Semester, leads trainings with leaders and groups, and conducts research on mindset and physiology.

In this Critical Inquiries episode, Dr. AJ Ogilvie sits down with Glenn to discuss how he came to study mindset training, the brain, and how we can be better critical thinkers.