Who is this class for: The course is intended for everyone and requires no prior learning beyond a high school education. No mathematics is involved. The course has special value for students who are beginning a college career. It provides an overview of a large portion of the college curriculum, showing what fields such as statistics and microeconomics are about and cluing the student to the fact that abstract principles they will learn in many of their courses can, with a little imagination, be applied to everyday life.


Created by:  University of Michigan

  • Richard E. Nisbett

    Taught by:  Richard E. Nisbett, Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor

    Department of Psychology
LevelBeginner
Commitment4 weeks of study; 3-4 hours/week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 of 74 ratings

I really enjoyed this course. While going through the course materials, I get to apply some of the things I have learned and reflect them in my life e.g why we tend to generalize someone's behavior with just one observation, ...etc. I will want to continue to apply concepts I find important esp. to my daily life. In short, this course is not just useful;

it is transformative! Thank you! May you be well and happy ^^.

I really love the course, and I have recommended it to all my friends. The course helped me to think more clearly and avoid cognitive biases.

This course gives you the skills you will need in the 21st century. It helped me to understand data and filter out the noise from relevant information. If you want to know what is really going on, what works and what is not and make up for your cognitive limitations and heuristics, go for it. One of the best courses you can take in the information age.

It's really great! It's my first course I've completed so far, and I admit I just scratched the surface. I will learn more about logic and principles of making choices on my own, but this course gave me the initial spark of interest.

You should definitely consider it useful for your life!