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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.


201 - Mindware: Critical Thinking for the Information Age 的 225 个评论(共 284 个)

创建者 Uswa B

Nov 26, 2021

very well articulated

创建者 Marc M Y

Dec 27, 2018

Extremely Insightful!

创建者 Siam S

Apr 29, 2020

a must-have course!

创建者 Bhargav M

Aug 23, 2019

An excellent course

创建者 sun x

Sep 18, 2017

very useful! THX!!!

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Nov 23, 2021


创建者 Toni A B

Jan 17, 2021

Good information!!

创建者 Andrey A

Aug 17, 2017

Jolly good classes

创建者 Musallam S A M

Mar 20, 2017

Really Good Course

创建者 Areo B

Jun 8, 2020

Wonderful course!

创建者 Sania N A

Jul 9, 2018

excellent course!

创建者 Miguel A G

Jun 5, 2022

Very interesting

创建者 Kiran U K

Oct 27, 2020

great instructor

创建者 Elena S

May 6, 2020

Excellent course


Jan 19, 2019

It was wonderful

创建者 Zaher E

Mar 2, 2022

the best course

创建者 Vishal P

Nov 23, 2020

Awesome Course!

创建者 Katarzyna P

Jan 3, 2020

Was worth it!!

创建者 Гаврилова Л

Feb 28, 2021

great course!

创建者 Berathan B

Nov 23, 2020

thank you. :)

创建者 Chingiz M

Sep 12, 2019

mind changing

创建者 孙超

Oct 8, 2018

it is amazing

创建者 Alexandra Z

Jul 10, 2018

Great course!

创建者 Manoj S

Jan 25, 2018

Crisp and fun

创建者 Elena E

Jul 22, 2022

Great course