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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....

Melhores avaliações


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 Moldir B

6 de jul de 2020

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

por Moweaqua O

29 de jun de 2020

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

por Agostino P

16 de jun de 2019

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

por Ajay R

3 de out de 2020

High Utility

Well communicated (good stories)

practical concepts

por Sebastian G

9 de nov de 2020

Very well training. Organized and very clear. Great Instructor!

por Kang Z

28 de abr de 2017

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

por Deleted A

21 de set de 2020

One of the most important courses I've taken...on purpose.

por Hasan R C

16 de fev de 2019

Very helpful on decision making and statictical analysis.

por Ihor Y

14 de jun de 2019

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

por adrian n

20 de jun de 2022

Excelente curso de introduccion al pensamiento critico

por Kurt H

4 de jun de 2020

It was very helpful and I learned a great deal. Bravo!

por coco.zhuhui

11 de mai de 2018

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

por JoAnn G

19 de out de 2020

Game changing course for me. Salamat po, Dr. Nisbett!

por Aleš T

21 de mar de 2020

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

por Андрій І Г

14 de ago de 2020

Great course, very interesting. Professional teacher

por Manuel B A M

1 de dez de 2019

excelente, muy claro y preciso, sumamente practicio.

por Erika G

18 de jan de 2023

It was very interesting and helpful course. Thanks!

por Ashish J

25 de mar de 2021

it`s a great course, got some additional knowledge.

por Lee B C

1 de out de 2020

Very informative and useful sharings from Professor

por JOHN Q

10 de mai de 2017

great course with worthwhile information....thanks.

por Kristi T

26 de dez de 2020

Great course, various necessary aspects explained.

por Theodor F

10 de mai de 2022

Teaches you skills to judge what you see, hear.


9 de jul de 2020

Learned a lot. Great Course. Thank you so much.

por Deleted A

2 de out de 2017

An excellent course which can make you smarter.

por Ra S

31 de mar de 2018

Brilliant course and well taught by professor.