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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....




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.



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 個評論(共 284 個)

創建者 Михайловский И А


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

創建者 Albert R


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

創建者 hans a


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

創建者 Janka


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

創建者 Toni K


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

創建者 Sachin S


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

創建者 Darsh K W


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

創建者 Edvardas G


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

創建者 Amit P


Excellent course for learning critical thinking. Professor explains very well

創建者 Augusto F P M


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

創建者 Michał K


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

創建者 Nataliia D


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

創建者 irfan a


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

創建者 Elena S


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

創建者 Leonid


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

創建者 Monika J


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

創建者 Kristine N S


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

創建者 Michael N


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

創建者 이윤숙


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

創建者 osmart a



gives you a new and refreshing perspective on human nature

創建者 Silvia C


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

創建者 Pratyush A


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

創建者 Moldir B


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

創建者 Moweaqua O


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

創建者 Agostino P


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