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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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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.


Apr 08, 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 Moweaqua O

Jun 29, 2020

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

por Agostino P

Jun 16, 2019

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

por Ajay R

Oct 03, 2020

High Utility

Well communicated (good stories)

practical concepts

por Kang Z

Apr 28, 2017

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

por Roman P

Sep 21, 2020

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

por Hasan R C

Feb 16, 2019

Very helpful on decision making and statictical analysis.

por Ihor Y

Jun 14, 2019

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

por Kurt H

Jun 04, 2020

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

por coco.zhuhui

May 11, 2018

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

por Jo-Ann G

Oct 19, 2020

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

por Aleš T

Mar 21, 2020

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

por Андрій І Г

Aug 14, 2020

Great course, very interesting. Professional teacher

por Dr. M A M

Dec 01, 2019

excelente, muy claro y preciso, sumamente practicio.

por Lee B C

Oct 01, 2020

Very informative and useful sharings from Professor

por JOHN Q

May 10, 2017

great course with worthwhile information....thanks.


Jul 09, 2020

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

por Zakhar B

Oct 02, 2017

An excellent course which can make you smarter.

por Rahul

Mar 31, 2018

Brilliant course and well taught by professor.

por Stamatis S

Jul 04, 2020

I have received a framework to check my ideas

por Serge K

Aug 21, 2017

I like the book and have enjoyed the course!

por Jacqueline A

Jun 30, 2017

This course is exactly what we all need now!

por Olha-Ivanna M

May 25, 2020

I like it. It's simple and informative.

por Karel S

Apr 16, 2020

Great course. Recommend to everyone.

por Radia A R

Sep 26, 2020

Very interesting and informative.

por Elena

Jul 25, 2020

Was useful and very interesting !