The University of Edinburgh

Intellectual Humility: Science

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Dr. Ian Church
Professor Duncan Pritchard
Dr. Emma Gordon

Instructors: Dr. Ian Church

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21 hours to complete
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There are 6 modules in this course

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1 video2 readings1 discussion prompt

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!

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5 videos5 readings5 quizzes4 discussion prompts

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?

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7 videos6 readings6 quizzes5 discussion prompts

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?

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9 videos3 readings6 quizzes4 discussion prompts

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?

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8 videos3 readings5 quizzes4 discussion prompts

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4 readings1 peer review1 discussion prompt

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4.5 (25 ratings)
Dr. Ian Church
The University of Edinburgh
3 Courses43,447 learners
Professor Duncan Pritchard
The University of Edinburgh
11 Courses823,624 learners
Dr. Emma Gordon
The University of Edinburgh
3 Courses43,447 learners

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