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Critical thinking theory has its roots in the works of Benjamin Bloom, a psychologist at the University of Chicago. Bloom (1956) categorized thinking into six processes. Bloom’s Taxonomy, as it is called, is one of the most influential critical thinking models and continues to be as applicable today as it did then.