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À propos du cours

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 juil. 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 avr. 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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par JD U

30 oct. 2020

Everything in this lesson is very helpful.

par Alex G

31 mai 2022

I feel smarter after taking this course.

par Оля М

24 mai 2020

I like it. It's simple and informative.


4 nov. 2020

I had a wonderful learning experience.

par Yessica L G H

27 sept. 2021

Excellent course, clear explanation.

par patrick k

8 mai 2021

An excellent and fascinating course!

par Karel S

16 avr. 2020

Great course. Recommend to everyone.

par Lisa D S

22 juil. 2022

Very informative! I learned a lot.

par Radia A R

26 sept. 2020

Very interesting and informative.

par Elena

25 juil. 2020

Was useful and very interesting !

par Lejla V

27 avr. 2020

Everyone should take this course!

par Linda D P

16 sept. 2019

Informational short 4 week class

par Hugo P W d C

9 sept. 2021

The rest of your life begins NOW

par Evangeline

3 avr. 2019

very useful. Critical Thinking.

par haidera e

3 oct. 2020

Interesting and useful course!

par Jamoladdin O

29 juin 2020

Good course, very informative.

par Jorge K

27 août 2020

useful and practica knowledge

par Khoranov A

4 juil. 2020

Thank you, professor Nisbett.


11 juin 2020

Highly useful tilps. Thanks.

par David M

13 janv. 2022

​Great life changing course

par Faisal A

4 oct. 2021

الشكر الكثير على هذا الدورة

par Nanika

16 mars 2020

This course was very good

par Bugra

13 févr. 2022

Great and usefull course

par Ashwin K

27 juil. 2020

Beautifully done course.

par Иванов Н И

18 mai 2020

Interesting and usefull!