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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....

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JM

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.

NP

Aug 07, 2017

A very good course prof Richard has explained very difficult to understand concepts in a very simple language and made it easy for students to grasp the subject matter easily.

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por Stephen d

Mar 09, 2018

I found it very interesting. I knew some of the concepts, but it was put together in an interesting way with a congenial lecturer.

por André S

Jan 06, 2020

Good to recall some logics, statistics and human behaviours biases that we tend to forget.

por Salvador M

Dec 23, 2018

Really interesting and useful to get better decisions in the future, I hope ;)

por Prabhakar

May 27, 2017

Very nice course with real life examples, where one needs to think critically.

por Fhuad B

Jul 04, 2019

Great teachings and I like the way he chooses the words he uses.

por Jasmin A

Nov 11, 2018

Very interesting course I just found it to be dry at times

por John N H Y M

Jun 10, 2018

the book should be available More simplicity will be good

por Meshal A N A

Apr 16, 2019

Excellent instructor. Course is full of examples

por Stefano E

Mar 01, 2019

Interesting course.

por Edward A

Aug 30, 2018

great... easy to

por Samuel C

Sep 25, 2017

Great content

por Fanick S B A

Nov 24, 2017

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por Ajinkya A

Dec 27, 2019

goood

por Antoni B M

Dec 03, 2017

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por Nicoletta B

Mar 25, 2020

Nice lessons but less information than i thought