At first, I thought that I would research and write about the shaping of public opinion through the use of the media (propaganda), but as I began to look into the subject, it occurred to me that a better subject for research would be to investigate why so many of us are able to be manipulated by the media. So far, I’ve been focusing on looking at the teaching of critical thinking skills in our educational system and what effect does the teaching methodology used in our schools has on the way in which we process information and, ultimately, view the world.
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