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It’s clear that the world needs more intellectual humility. But how do we develop this virtue? And why do so many people still end up so arrogant? Do our own biases hold us back from becoming as intellectually humble as we could be—and are there some biases that actually make us more likely to be humble? Which cognitive dispositions and personality traits give people an edge at being more intellectually humble - and are they stable from birth, learned habits, or something in between? And what can contemporary research on the emotions tell us about encouraging intellectual humility in ourselves and others? Experts in psychology, philosophy and education are conducting exciting new research on these questions, and the results have important, real-world applications. Faced with difficult questions people often tend to dismiss and marginalize dissent. Political and moral disagreements can be incredibly polarizing, and sometimes even dangerous. And whether it’s Christian fundamentalism, Islamic extremism, or militant atheism, religious dialogue remains tinted by arrogance, dogma, and ignorance. The world needs more people who are sensitive to reasons both for and against their beliefs, and are willing to consider the possibility that their political, religious and moral beliefs might be mistaken. The world needs more intellectual humility. In this course, we will examine the following major questions about the science of intellectual humility: • How do we become intellectually humble? • What can human cognition tell us about intellectual humility? • How does arrogance develop, and how can we become more open-minded? • How do emotions affect our ability to be intellectually humble? All lectures are delivered by leading specialists, and the course is organised around a number of interesting readings and practical assignments which will help you address issues related to humility in your daily life. This course can be taken as a part of a series which explores the theory, the science and the applied issues surrounding intellectual humility. In the previous course on the theory behind intellectual humility, we considered how to define intellectual humility, the nature of an intellectual virtue, and how we know who is intellectually humble. If you are interested, complete all three courses to gain a broader understanding of this fascinating topic. Look for: • Intellectual Humility: Theory - https://www.coursera.org/learn/intellectual-humility-theory • Intellectual Humility: Practice - https://www.coursera.org/learn/intellectual-humility-practice...
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Getting Started

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Reading
1 vidéo (Total 1 min), 2 lectures
Reading2 lectures
About this course5 min
Course assessments and exercises5 min
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3 heures pour terminer

Humility, exploration, and the psychology of child development

Dr Cristine Legare argues that humility is intimately connected to a state of openness to new ideas, and looks at how we can foster this in children. It turns out that what psychologists say makes kids better at exploring, explaining and being open, is not necessarily how they're taught at school!...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 26 min), 5 lectures, 5 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Introduction4 min
Learning and explanation5 min
Inconsistency, explanation and belief revision8 min
Implications for child education5 min
Reading5 lectures
Before you begin...5 min
Optional companion book5 min
"How Do We Become Intellectually Humble?" by Ian Church & Peter Samuelson (recommended)10 min
"How Do We Develop and Maintain Humility?" by Bob Roberts (recommended)5 min
"Confirmation Bias: A Ubiquitous Phenomenon in Many Guises" by Raymond S. Nickerson (further reading)10 min
Quiz5 exercices pour s'entraîner
Initial thoughts5 min
Practice Quiz6 min
Module Quiz18 min
Back to school15 min
Reading quiz on "How Do We Develop and Maintain Humility?" by Bob Roberts6 min

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4 heures pour terminer

What makes us arrogant? Biases, heuristics and cognitive psychology

Professor Frank Keil discusses a number of biases which we all have, and which can make us more arrogant and dogmatic by leading us to think that we know more than we actually do. Can you find examples of those biases in the news, and perhaps even in yourself?...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 51 min), 6 lectures, 6 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Introduction5 min
Humility, arrogance, and base rate neglect8 min
Developmental over-optimism7 min
The illusion of explanatory depth9 min
Illusions of argument justification and insight8 min
Illusions of the outsourced mind10 min
Reading6 lectures
"What Can Human Cognition Tell Us About Intellectual Humility?" by Ian Church & Peter Samuelson (recommended)10 min
"Searching for Explanations: How the Internet Inflates Estimates of Internal Knowledge" by Matthew Fisher et al. (recommended)10 min
"The Illusion of Argument Justification" by Matthew Fisher and Frank Keil (further reading)10 min
"Overestimation of Knowledge About Word Meanings: The 'Misplaced Meaning' Effect" by Jonathan Kominsky and Frank Keil (further reading)10 min
"The Misunderstood Limits of Folk Science: An Illusion of Explanatory Depth" by Leonid Rozenblit and Frank Keil (further reading)10 min
"Overoptimism about future knowledge: Early Arrogance?" by Lockhart et al. (further reading)10 min
Quiz6 exercices pour s'entraîner
Rose-coloured biases in action10 min
Practice Quiz6 min
Examples of biases15 min
More examples of biases15 min
Module Quiz18 min
Reading quiz on "What Can Human Cognition Tell Us About Intellectual Humility?" by Ian Church and Peter Samuelson6 min

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Dogmatism and open-mindedness in politics, religion, and life

Professor Victor Ottati (like Dr. Legare before) thinks that humility has a lot to do with being open to new ideas and to things we disagree with. He shows how our ability to be open-minded is related to our personal traits and to specific situations. How open-minded do you think you are about politics, religion, and any other ideas you disagree with?...
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 62 min), 3 lectures, 6 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Open-minded cognition7 min
Open-minded cognition: relations with other constructs11 min
The flexible merit standard model7 min
Message tenability effect6 min
The reciprocal nature of open-minded cognition8 min
The earned dogmatism effect4 min
The attitude justification effect10 min
Concluding remarks4 min
Reading3 lectures
"Are Some People Born Humble?" by Ian Church and Peter Samuelson (recommended)10 min
The Big 5 Personality Test10 min
"When Self-Perceptions of Expertise Increase Closed-Minded Cognition: The Earned Dogmatism Effect" by Ottati et al. (further reading)10 min
Quiz6 exercices pour s'entraîner
Initial thoughts5 min
Untenable messages10 min
Practice Quiz6 min
Module Quiz16 min
Open-mindedness in public discourse and life15 min
Reading quiz on "Are Some People Born Humble?" by Ian Church and Peter Samuelson6 min

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Humility, emotions and human relations: a view from social psychology

Professor Vasu Reddy suggests that in understanding humility, we should focus on emotions rather than on reason; on what humility feels like, not how we understand it. Humility, she says, is not a special, lofty virtue - it's a commonplace, everyday thing, and it's about being open to engagement with others. Could this help you bring more humility to your daily interactions?...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 70 min), 3 lectures, 5 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Why not intellectualise?12 min
Towards engagement: seeing the other as a person12 min
Towards engagement: being involved4 min
Towards engagement: not focusing on the self6 min
Towards engagement: Dialogue, value and difference10 min
An exploratory study10 min
Conclusions11 min
Reading3 lectures
Before you finish...10 min
"How Do Emotions Affect Our Ability to Be Intellectually Humble?" by Ian Church and Peter Samuelson (recommended)10 min
"The role of emotional engagement in lecturer-student interaction and the impact on academic outcomes of student achievement and learning" by Vathsala Sagayadevan and Senthu Jeyaraj (further reading)10 min
Quiz5 exercices pour s'entraîner
Quiz: Initial thoughts2 min
Practice Quiz4 min
Deceptive self-justification10 min
Module Quiz18 min
Reading quiz on "How Do Emotions Affect Our Ability to Be Intellectually Humble?" by Ian Church and Peter Samuelson6 min
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3 heures pour terminer

End of course assignments

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Reading
4 lectures, 1 quiz
Reading4 lectures
Show what you learned by editing the Wikipedia entry on intellectual humility!10 min
A brief How-To10 min
TRAILER: Intellectual Humility: Theory10 min
TRAILER: Intellectual Humility: Practice10 min
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par SKSep 4th 2017

All of the information presented was relevant, I find, and the optional information was enlightening without being too much.

par LKMar 12th 2018

So very interesting, and presented in a way that makes you curious and enthusiastic to dig deeper. Great teachers!!

Enseignants

Dr. Ian Church

Researcher
Epistemology; Philosophy of Psychology; Philosophy of Religion

Professor Duncan Pritchard

Professor of Philosophy
University of Edinburgh

Dr. Emma Gordon

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Edinburgh

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