Who is this class for: The course is intended for everyone and requires no prior learning beyond a high school education. No mathematics is involved. The course has special value for students who are beginning a college career. It provides an overview of a large portion of the college curriculum, showing what fields such as statistics and microeconomics are about and cluing the student to the fact that abstract principles they will learn in many of their courses can, with a little imagination, be applied to everyday life.


Created by:  University of Michigan

  • Richard E. Nisbett

    Taught by:  Richard E. Nisbett, Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor

    Department of Psychology
LevelBeginner
Commitment4 weeks of study; 3-4 hours/week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 of 51 ratings

The course was very helpful to deal with the huge amount of unfiltered information in an appropriately critical way. I have now a much higher awareness of judgment errors and feel better prepared for conluding the right things from the information that I get. Thank you very much, the course helped a lot and it was especially easy to handle because of the many examples.

A great course. High learning to time invested ratio. Well presented.

Great course. liked the content as it will help in making decision and understand, analyze situations problem in much better light.

Thanks, Dr. Nisbett! This was my first Coursera course, and I am happy that I came across it when I was planning on reading the book "Mindware" anyway. I enjoyed the book very much and took this course as a companion to the book, rather than vice versa.