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It’s clear that the world needs more intellectual humility. But how do we develop this virtue? And why do so many people still end up so arrogant? Do our own biases hold us back from becoming as intellectually humble as we could be—and are there some biases that actually make us more likely to be humble? Which cognitive dispositions and personality traits give people an edge at being more intellectually humble - and are they stable from birth, learned habits, or something in between? And what can contemporary research on the emotions tell us about encouraging intellectual humility in ourselves and others? Experts in psychology, philosophy and education are conducting exciting new research on these questions, and the results have important, real-world applications. Faced with difficult questions people often tend to dismiss and marginalize dissent. Political and moral disagreements can be incredibly polarizing, and sometimes even dangerous. And whether it’s Christian fundamentalism, Islamic extremism, or militant atheism, religious dialogue remains tinted by arrogance, dogma, and ignorance. The world needs more people who are sensitive to reasons both for and against their beliefs, and are willing to consider the possibility that their political, religious and moral beliefs might be mistaken. The world needs more intellectual humility. In this course, we will examine the following major questions about the science of intellectual humility: • How do we become intellectually humble? • What can human cognition tell us about intellectual humility? • How does arrogance develop, and how can we become more open-minded? • How do emotions affect our ability to be intellectually humble? All lectures are delivered by leading specialists, and the course is organised around a number of interesting readings and practical assignments which will help you address issues related to humility in your daily life. This course can be taken as a part of a series which explores the theory, the science and the applied issues surrounding intellectual humility. In the previous course on the theory behind intellectual humility, we considered how to define intellectual humility, the nature of an intellectual virtue, and how we know who is intellectually humble. If you are interested, complete all three courses to gain a broader understanding of this fascinating topic. Look for: • Intellectual Humility: Theory - https://www.coursera.org/learn/intellectual-humility-theory • Intellectual Humility: Practice - https://www.coursera.org/learn/intellectual-humility-practice...
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Getting Started

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1 vídeo (Total de 1 min), 2 leituras
Reading2 leituras
About this course5min
Course assessments and exercises5min
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3 horas para concluir

Humility, exploration, and the psychology of child development

Dr Cristine Legare argues that humility is intimately connected to a state of openness to new ideas, and looks at how we can foster this in children. It turns out that what psychologists say makes kids better at exploring, explaining and being open, is not necessarily how they're taught at school!...
Reading
5 vídeos (Total de 26 min), 5 leituras, 5 testes
Video5 videos
Introduction4min
Learning and explanation5min
Inconsistency, explanation and belief revision8min
Implications for child education5min
Reading5 leituras
Before you begin...5min
Optional companion book5min
"How Do We Become Intellectually Humble?" by Ian Church & Peter Samuelson (recommended)10min
"How Do We Develop and Maintain Humility?" by Bob Roberts (recommended)5min
"Confirmation Bias: A Ubiquitous Phenomenon in Many Guises" by Raymond S. Nickerson (further reading)10min
Quiz5 exercícios práticos
Initial thoughts5min
Practice Quiz6min
Module Quiz18min
Back to school15min
Reading quiz on "How Do We Develop and Maintain Humility?" by Bob Roberts6min

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4 horas para concluir

What makes us arrogant? Biases, heuristics and cognitive psychology

Professor Frank Keil discusses a number of biases which we all have, and which can make us more arrogant and dogmatic by leading us to think that we know more than we actually do. Can you find examples of those biases in the news, and perhaps even in yourself?...
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 51 min), 6 leituras, 6 testes
Video7 videos
Introduction5min
Humility, arrogance, and base rate neglect8min
Developmental over-optimism7min
The illusion of explanatory depth9min
Illusions of argument justification and insight8min
Illusions of the outsourced mind10min
Reading6 leituras
"What Can Human Cognition Tell Us About Intellectual Humility?" by Ian Church & Peter Samuelson (recommended)10min
"Searching for Explanations: How the Internet Inflates Estimates of Internal Knowledge" by Matthew Fisher et al. (recommended)10min
"The Illusion of Argument Justification" by Matthew Fisher and Frank Keil (further reading)10min
"Overestimation of Knowledge About Word Meanings: The 'Misplaced Meaning' Effect" by Jonathan Kominsky and Frank Keil (further reading)10min
"The Misunderstood Limits of Folk Science: An Illusion of Explanatory Depth" by Leonid Rozenblit and Frank Keil (further reading)10min
"Overoptimism about future knowledge: Early Arrogance?" by Lockhart et al. (further reading)10min
Quiz6 exercícios práticos
Rose-coloured biases in action10min
Practice Quiz6min
Examples of biases15min
More examples of biases15min
Module Quiz18min
Reading quiz on "What Can Human Cognition Tell Us About Intellectual Humility?" by Ian Church and Peter Samuelson6min

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Dogmatism and open-mindedness in politics, religion, and life

Professor Victor Ottati (like Dr. Legare before) thinks that humility has a lot to do with being open to new ideas and to things we disagree with. He shows how our ability to be open-minded is related to our personal traits and to specific situations. How open-minded do you think you are about politics, religion, and any other ideas you disagree with?...
Reading
9 vídeos (Total de 62 min), 3 leituras, 6 testes
Video9 videos
Open-minded cognition7min
Open-minded cognition: relations with other constructs11min
The flexible merit standard model7min
Message tenability effect6min
The reciprocal nature of open-minded cognition8min
The earned dogmatism effect4min
The attitude justification effect10min
Concluding remarks4min
Reading3 leituras
"Are Some People Born Humble?" by Ian Church and Peter Samuelson (recommended)10min
The Big 5 Personality Test10min
"When Self-Perceptions of Expertise Increase Closed-Minded Cognition: The Earned Dogmatism Effect" by Ottati et al. (further reading)10min
Quiz6 exercícios práticos
Initial thoughts5min
Untenable messages10min
Practice Quiz6min
Module Quiz16min
Open-mindedness in public discourse and life15min
Reading quiz on "Are Some People Born Humble?" by Ian Church and Peter Samuelson6min

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Humility, emotions and human relations: a view from social psychology

Professor Vasu Reddy suggests that in understanding humility, we should focus on emotions rather than on reason; on what humility feels like, not how we understand it. Humility, she says, is not a special, lofty virtue - it's a commonplace, everyday thing, and it's about being open to engagement with others. Could this help you bring more humility to your daily interactions?...
Reading
8 vídeos (Total de 70 min), 3 leituras, 5 testes
Video8 videos
Why not intellectualise?12min
Towards engagement: seeing the other as a person12min
Towards engagement: being involved4min
Towards engagement: not focusing on the self6min
Towards engagement: Dialogue, value and difference10min
An exploratory study10min
Conclusions11min
Reading3 leituras
Before you finish...10min
"How Do Emotions Affect Our Ability to Be Intellectually Humble?" by Ian Church and Peter Samuelson (recommended)10min
"The role of emotional engagement in lecturer-student interaction and the impact on academic outcomes of student achievement and learning" by Vathsala Sagayadevan and Senthu Jeyaraj (further reading)10min
Quiz5 exercícios práticos
Quiz: Initial thoughts2min
Practice Quiz4min
Deceptive self-justification10min
Module Quiz18min
Reading quiz on "How Do Emotions Affect Our Ability to Be Intellectually Humble?" by Ian Church and Peter Samuelson6min
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End of course assignments

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4 leituras, 1 teste
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Show what you learned by editing the Wikipedia entry on intellectual humility!10min
A brief How-To10min
TRAILER: Intellectual Humility: Theory10min
TRAILER: Intellectual Humility: Practice10min
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por SKSep 4th 2017

All of the information presented was relevant, I find, and the optional information was enlightening without being too much.

por LKMar 12th 2018

So very interesting, and presented in a way that makes you curious and enthusiastic to dig deeper. Great teachers!!

Instrutores

Dr. Ian Church

Researcher
Epistemology; Philosophy of Psychology; Philosophy of Religion

Professor Duncan Pritchard

Professor of Philosophy
University of Edinburgh

Dr. Emma Gordon

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Edinburgh

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