This paper should be a critical thinking essay applying critical thinking concepts. It would be helpful if you look up the Pearson textbook ” Think Critically,” 2013 Edition, authored by Facione and Gittens. The characters from the film “The Constant Gardener” I want you to describe how they utilize the critical thinking concepts from the textbook are Tessa and Justin. The critical thinking concepts I want you to use are the heuristics Us vs. Them, for example which discusses how they feel when they go up against the pharmaceutical company, which is the maker of the drug Dypraxa, and the testing conductor ThreeBees. Another heuristic is called the Affect also known as “Go with your Gut.” Also the Optimistic Bias heuristic, which is The tendency to underestimate our own risks and overestimate our own control in dangerous situations. Also discuss how Tessa displays ideological thinking through her actions and beliefs in the story. Specifically in regards to helping the Africans and with dealing with the big pharmaceutical companies. Explain how Justin uses deductive or inductive reasoning to deduces that 1. the pharmaceutical companies will make money off of letting Dypraxa continue production. 2. Tessa wanted to stop Dypraxa production. 3. Tessa is dead. 4. Therefore the pharmaceutical companies killed Tessa. Discuss when Tessa and Justin use System 1 or System 2 thinking, which System 1 thinking is reactive and System 2 thinking is reflective.
You can quote scenes from the film to describe the critical thinking concepts. You can use outside sources/reviews as long as you fully cite them in the text (in-text citations) and on a Work Cited page, but I prefer if you can to stick to the textbook and film and work cite from textbook and film.
Other important things to consider are to explain how does Tess and Justin approach situations? How do others in the film view those characters? What do they say or think about Tessa and Justin in the film?
And also very important please explain that although the story is fictional, how well does the film portray real life critically thinking scenarios
Please write a good introduction explaining what the essay is going to be about and very importantly write a strong thesis of about a sentence or two.
Please keep the language and words very basic and don’t use big words. Keep it simple and clear.