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

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816 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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Aug 31, 2020

Thank you very much Sir, for all of your efforts to make this course a success.

By Sachin P

Jul 12, 2020

Quality analysis of problem-solving techniques & great explanation of concepts.

By Katharina M

Oct 17, 2015

Very helpful and applicable to daily life. Thank you very much for this course!

By Arunsajee S

Jun 20, 2020

Good example for describing the methods which can help us to make the decision

By Venkatesh R

Apr 18, 2020

Very Nice course , professor Rob has a very lucid and easy way of explanation.


Aug 15, 2020

This course will help a lot of for the Management executives across the Glob

By Murilo M

Aug 5, 2017

Great course that help organize better management change and control. Thanks!

By Bernard D V

Jan 12, 2017

Good and quick course about problem solving. It's a clear and concise course.

By Nurbek A

Jan 22, 2021

a lot of new ideas! good to learn about problem-solving and decision making!

By nwagwu i h

Jan 24, 2019

Presentation was great. Audio and video was spot-on!Course content was rich.

By Mowliid A H

Jan 19, 2016

Woow! I enjoyed this course tremendously. really, it's an impressive course.

By anna p

Feb 18, 2019

Simple, concepts given in a very understandable manner. Enjoying the course

By Mauro C V

Apr 19, 2021

excellent course of easy understanding and a deep approach to the subject.

By Shirlyn s

Sep 28, 2020

Very useful..understood all the topics very clearly...enjoyed learning..!!

By Benjamin M

Sep 24, 2020

A good course to understand the tools to use in a Decision-making process.


May 22, 2020

this course was really amazing . thank you so much for this good platform.

By Amani A Q

Dec 12, 2019


By Latoyaa N R

Jul 26, 2020

Great course and I learnt a lot decision making models and the analysis.

By Paritosh D

Apr 26, 2018

A simple and easy course but which has implications for personal change.

By josue v

Jun 12, 2016

Curso eficiente, al grano e ilustrativo.El libro es muy completo ademas.


Oct 20, 2021

Excelled tool, It's used personal as well as organisational development

By Marcos R

Nov 4, 2020

Excelente información en el curso, todo muy claro y muy bien explicado.

By Simone G

Jan 2, 2021

This was an amazing course that was very interesting also informative.

By Kharitonov D

Nov 11, 2020

USA tutors always know how to keep interested till the end! Thank you!

By Jerin S

Apr 28, 2020

Its really great to find something to learn which I was searching for.