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Sobre o curso

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....

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28 de jul de 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.


7 de abr de 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.

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por Berathan B

23 de nov de 2020

thank you. :)

por Chingiz M

12 de set de 2019

mind changing

por 孙超

8 de out de 2018

it is amazing

por Alexandra Z

10 de jul de 2018

Great course!

por Manoj S

25 de jan de 2018

Crisp and fun

por Elena E

22 de jul de 2022

Great course

por Rachel

29 de mar de 2022

Great course

por Annette R 1

28 de abr de 2020

great course

por Байцар О А

10 de abr de 2020

great course

por 002_ A K

30 de dez de 2021

Nice Course

por noelle m

25 de ago de 2021


por Priyanka R

15 de jul de 2021

Very useful

por Nafisa S

7 de set de 2020

loved it!!!

por Francisco H C

20 de mar de 2018

Very useful


8 de nov de 2021

very good

por Maria D

10 de jan de 2021


por Pedro A

2 de nov de 2020

very good

por Federico F

31 de jul de 2020


por Muhammad B

22 de mar de 2020


por haiyan w

26 de dez de 2019

very good

por Fernando V

11 de jul de 2018



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por Vitalii R

26 de mai de 2020

Love it.

por Công H L

24 de fev de 2021


por dieu t

8 de out de 2022