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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making by University of California, Irvine

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809 reviews

About the Course

Critical thinking – the application of scientific methods and logical reasoning to problems and decisions – is the foundation of effective problem solving and decision making. Critical thinking enables us to avoid common obstacles, test our beliefs and assumptions, and correct distortions in our thought processes. Gain confidence in assessing problems accurately, evaluating alternative solutions, and anticipating likely risks. Learn how to use analysis, synthesis, and positive inquiry to address individual and organizational problems and develop the critical thinking skills needed in today’s turbulent times. Using case studies and situations encountered by class members, explore successful models and proven methods that are readily transferable on-the-job. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Choose and apply appropriate problem solving and decision making processes and methods 2. Identify common obstacles to effective problem solving and decision making 3. Recognize the human variable in problem solving and decision making 4. Assess major conceptual blocks and significant situational challenges 5. Apply concepts to enhancing personal development and organizational performance 6. Explain the key elements of problem solving and decision making and the barriers associated with them...

Top reviews

Sep 5, 2020

A very informative and easy course. I loved studying it, the professor was very well versed and delivered the lectures in a way so that students find it easy to understand the text and context.

Feb 5, 2021

A concise and informative course. The course consolidates my fundamental knowledge about the different components and concepts of problem-solving and decision-making. I really learned a lot.

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By Karampatos G

Nov 21, 2017

Excellent course !!

By Remi N

Jan 23, 2016

A very good course!

By Arieh R M S

Dec 8, 2015

is a great course!!

By Prakash D

Sep 3, 2021



Aug 15, 2021

really interesting

By Abasin U

Sep 10, 2020

Outstanding course


Aug 24, 2020

excellent teaching

By Gangone R

Jun 22, 2020

very useful course

By Abhishek S

Jan 29, 2020

Simple & Effective

By Punam B

Jan 3, 2019

Very useful course


Jul 26, 2017

Tough one to pass.


Dec 5, 2021

think you so much

By Priscilla W K

Aug 22, 2021

it was insightful

By Aisha D

Sep 30, 2020

Its was very nice

By Sha J

Aug 24, 2020

So informatively!

By Frank A

Jan 10, 2020

Good for managers

By Gilson d C V J

Apr 28, 2017

Excellent course.

By Sosa N

Jul 28, 2021

completed course


Apr 15, 2021

Very Interesting

By Takabbur

Dec 16, 2020

good luck to you

By Julio C M E

Dec 8, 2020

Very nice course

By Priyanshu R

Aug 19, 2020

very informative

By Ragavi U

Jul 29, 2020

It's very useull


Jun 6, 2020

Very informative

By Fatimah s m A

May 20, 2020

very good course