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Most professions these days require more than general intelligence. They require in addition the ability to collect, analyze and think about data. Personal life is enriched when these same skills are applied to problems in everyday life involving judgment and choice. This course presents basic concepts from statistics, probability, scientific methodology, cognitive psychology and cost-benefit theory and shows how they can be applied to everything from picking one product over another to critiquing media accounts of scientific research. Concepts are defined briefly and breezily and then applied to many examples drawn from business, the media and everyday life. What kinds of things will you learn? Why it’s usually a mistake to interview people for a job. Why it’s highly unlikely that, if your first meal in a new restaurant is excellent, you will find the next meal to be as good. Why economists regularly walk out of movies and leave restaurant food uneaten. Why getting your picture on the cover of Sports Illustrated usually means your next season is going to be a disappointment. Why you might not have a disease even though you’ve tested positive for it. Why you’re never going to know how coffee affects you unless you conduct an experiment in which you flip a coin to determine whether you will have coffee on a given day. Why it might be a mistake to use an office in a building you own as opposed to having your office in someone else’s building. Why you should never keep a stock that’s going down in hopes that it will go back up and prevent you from losing any of your initial investment. Why it is that a great deal of health information presented in the media is misinformation....



Jul 28, 2019

This course is great! I recommend it to anyone who wants to be able to reason better and have more capabilities in making decisions. Thank you Dr. Nisbett and Coursera for providing this course.


Apr 7, 2020

Anyone beginner can take this course and be 100 times more understanding of information via any media while also perhaps understanding what is the best choice in some give scenario IRL.


126 - Mindware: Critical Thinking for the Information Age 的 150 个评论(共 284 个)

创建者 Михайловский И А

Aug 15, 2020

The team did a great job in saving your time and making it fun simultaniously. Great job!

创建者 Albert R

Apr 2, 2020

It is really useful because it provides you some tools you can use in your everyday life.

创建者 hans a

Sep 19, 2020

It was a great course, I have never thought about statistics and philosophy like that.

创建者 Janka

May 21, 2020

Great course. Very helpful for everyday thinking about important stuff in our lives.

创建者 Toni K

Sep 6, 2018

Stuff and techniques you need year 2018 going forward and not get taught in school.

创建者 Sachin S

Sep 25, 2021

This is an eye opener and i feel more confident to make better decisions in future

创建者 Darsh K W

Sep 6, 2020

A must do course to understand the Why and how of statistics, reasoning and logic.

创建者 Edvardas G

Nov 27, 2018

Brilliant course and well taught by professor. Super content and given examples.

创建者 Amit P

Aug 16, 2020

Excellent course for learning critical thinking. Professor explains very well

创建者 Augusto F P M

Apr 14, 2020

Excellent Course, It make you think better than before, make better decisions!

创建者 Michał K

Mar 24, 2019

Terrific! I strongly reccomend for everybody who is eager to think accurately.

创建者 Nataliia D

Nov 26, 2020

important course with lots of examples. will definately help in everyday life

创建者 irfan a

Dec 5, 2020

was an awesome course. inspiring topic by an expert lecturer. thanks a lot!

创建者 Elena S

May 25, 2020

It is told simply about complicated things with a loy of practical examples

创建者 Leonid

Nov 19, 2019

It's very actual and always actual information for each reflective person.

创建者 Monika J

Jul 15, 2021

Super informative and clear. everyone who are living these days needs it!

创建者 Kristine N S

Jun 6, 2020

I really enjoyed the course. It made me rethink how I make decisions.

创建者 Michael N

Jun 22, 2017

A great course. High learning to time invested ratio. Well presented.

创建者 이윤숙

May 29, 2022

강의를 듣고 논리적 사고와 다른 측면을 고려할 수 있는 깊이 있고 비판적 사고에 많은 도움을 받았습니다. 감사드립니다.

创建者 osmart a

Jan 23, 2021


gives you a new and refreshing perspective on human nature

创建者 Silvia C

Nov 15, 2020

Excellent course! I strongly agree that it is useful for everybody!

创建者 Pratyush A

Jul 16, 2020

Good course. Instructor is amazing. 90% examples, very little math.

创建者 Moldir B

Jul 6, 2020

I hope now I will do better decisions in terms of critical thinking

创建者 Moweaqua O

Jun 29, 2020

Anyone should take this course, it applies to all aspects of life.

创建者 Agostino P

Jun 16, 2019

Excellent! a must-do and mind-blowing course, suggested to anyone!