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Week
1

Week 1

21 minutes to complete

Getting Started

21 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 1 min), 2 readings
2 readings
About this course5m
Course assessments and exercises5m
4 hours to complete

Humility, exploration, and the psychology of child development

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 26 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Introduction4m
Learning and explanation5m
Inconsistency, explanation and belief revision8m
Implications for child education5m
5 readings
Before you begin...5m
Optional companion book5m
"How Do We Become Intellectually Humble?" by Ian Church & Peter Samuelson (recommended)10m
"How Do We Develop and Maintain Humility?" by Bob Roberts (recommended)5m
"Confirmation Bias: A Ubiquitous Phenomenon in Many Guises" by Raymond S. Nickerson (further reading)10m
5 practice exercises
Initial thoughts5m
Practice Quiz30m
Module Quiz30m
Back to school15m
Reading quiz on "How Do We Develop and Maintain Humility?" by Bob Roberts30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

What makes us arrogant? Biases, heuristics and cognitive psychology

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 51 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
7 videos
Introduction5m
Humility, arrogance, and base rate neglect8m
Developmental over-optimism7m
The illusion of explanatory depth9m
Illusions of argument justification and insight8m
Illusions of the outsourced mind10m
6 readings
"What Can Human Cognition Tell Us About Intellectual Humility?" by Ian Church & Peter Samuelson (recommended)10m
"Searching for Explanations: How the Internet Inflates Estimates of Internal Knowledge" by Matthew Fisher et al. (recommended)10m
"The Illusion of Argument Justification" by Matthew Fisher and Frank Keil (further reading)10m
"Overestimation of Knowledge About Word Meanings: The 'Misplaced Meaning' Effect" by Jonathan Kominsky and Frank Keil (further reading)10m
"The Misunderstood Limits of Folk Science: An Illusion of Explanatory Depth" by Leonid Rozenblit and Frank Keil (further reading)10m
"Overoptimism about future knowledge: Early Arrogance?" by Lockhart et al. (further reading)10m
6 practice exercises
Rose-coloured biases in action10m
Practice Quiz30m
Examples of biases15m
More examples of biases15m
Module Quiz30m
Reading quiz on "What Can Human Cognition Tell Us About Intellectual Humility?" by Ian Church and Peter Samuelson30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

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

5 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 62 min), 3 readings, 6 quizzes
9 videos
Open-minded cognition7m
Open-minded cognition: relations with other constructs11m
The flexible merit standard model7m
Message tenability effect6m
The reciprocal nature of open-minded cognition8m
The earned dogmatism effect4m
The attitude justification effect10m
Concluding remarks4m
3 readings
"Are Some People Born Humble?" by Ian Church and Peter Samuelson (recommended)10m
The Big 5 Personality Test10m
"When Self-Perceptions of Expertise Increase Closed-Minded Cognition: The Earned Dogmatism Effect" by Ottati et al. (further reading)10m
6 practice exercises
Initial thoughts5m
Untenable messages10m
Practice Quiz30m
Module Quiz30m
Open-mindedness in public discourse and life15m
Reading quiz on "Are Some People Born Humble?" by Ian Church and Peter Samuelson30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

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

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 70 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
8 videos
Why not intellectualise?12m
Towards engagement: seeing the other as a person12m
Towards engagement: being involved4m
Towards engagement: not focusing on the self6m
Towards engagement: Dialogue, value and difference10m
An exploratory study10m
Conclusions11m
3 readings
Before you finish...10m
"How Do Emotions Affect Our Ability to Be Intellectually Humble?" by Ian Church and Peter Samuelson (recommended)10m
"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)10m
5 practice exercises
Quiz: Initial thoughts30m
Practice Quiz30m
Deceptive self-justification10m
Module Quiz30m
Reading quiz on "How Do Emotions Affect Our Ability to Be Intellectually Humble?" by Ian Church and Peter Samuelson30m
3 hours to complete

End of course assignments

3 hours to complete
4 readings
4 readings
Show what you learned by editing the Wikipedia entry on intellectual humility!10m
A brief How-To10m
TRAILER: Intellectual Humility: Theory10m
TRAILER: Intellectual Humility: Practice10m

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