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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 29, 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 08, 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.


76 - Mindware: Critical Thinking for the Information Age 的 100 個評論(共 138 個)

創建者 张康

Apr 28, 2017

Great course. Mini size but still can makes a change to you.

創建者 Hasan R C

Feb 16, 2019

Very helpful on decision making and statictical analysis.

創建者 Ihor Y

Jun 14, 2019

Pretty good course. Showed me some errors I usually do.

創建者 coco.zhuhui

May 11, 2018

great course! I think it's very helpful in daily life.

創建者 Aleš T

Mar 21, 2020

Could be the most eye-opening course I have attended.

創建者 Manuel B A M

Dec 01, 2019

excelente, muy claro y preciso, sumamente practicio.

創建者 JOHN Q

May 10, 2017

great course with worthwhile information....thanks.

創建者 Zakhar B

Oct 02, 2017

An excellent course which can make you smarter.

創建者 Rahul

Mar 31, 2018

Brilliant course and well taught by professor.

創建者 Serge K

Aug 21, 2017

I like the book and have enjoyed the course!

創建者 Jacqueline A

Jun 30, 2017

This course is exactly what we all need now!

創建者 Olha-Ivanna M

May 25, 2020

I like it. It's simple and informative.

創建者 Karel S

Apr 16, 2020

Great course. Recommend to everyone.

創建者 Lejla V

Apr 27, 2020

Everyone should take this course!

創建者 Linda D P

Sep 16, 2019

Informational short 4 week class

創建者 Evangeline

Apr 04, 2019

very useful. Critical Thinking.

創建者 Nanika

Mar 16, 2020

This course was very good

創建者 Иванов Н И

May 18, 2020

Interesting and usefull!

創建者 Marc M Y

Dec 27, 2018

Extremely Insightful!

創建者 Siam S

Apr 30, 2020

a must-have course!

創建者 Bhargav M

Aug 23, 2019

An excellent course

創建者 sun x

Sep 18, 2017

very useful! THX!!!

創建者 Andrey A

Aug 17, 2017

Jolly good classes

創建者 Musallam S A M

Mar 20, 2017

Really Good Course

創建者 Sania N A

Jul 10, 2018

excellent course!