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

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355 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


Dec 30, 2019

It is a very nice course for me, it not only teach me some solutions of problem solving & decision-making, but also help me to clear cleared my minds in dealing with problem.


Aug 03, 2018

A wonderful Informative and effective course for those who want to learn or improve to take effective decision making and learn quick problem solving techniques

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251 - 275 of 354 Reviews for Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

By Mohamed S F

Oct 18, 2018

i was A great Course i have Learned a lot

By Ravikumar Y

Mar 12, 2018

Good course. Taught well at a decent pace.

By moshood o

Apr 08, 2016

Very lovely and knowledge impacting course

By Ganesh S

Jan 24, 2020

Good Course to Grow and Enrich Ourselves

By Holly A D

Nov 09, 2015


Overall, very useful introduction.

By Gustavo T

Sep 14, 2015

Great course! It has very good material

By Philippe R

Aug 03, 2016

Good introduction to problem solving.


Jan 11, 2020

Very practical and effective course.

By Miguel A T

Jan 16, 2016

Muy buen curso, información muy útil

By Amrita S A

Dec 09, 2018

Good course that helps understand t

By Ubirajara A T S

Mar 17, 2016

Very good course, interesting.

By Deepali C

Jan 05, 2016

Good learning and presentation

By Roman F

Jan 04, 2016

good, but too simple and basic


Oct 13, 2015

It was an interesting course.

By Gabriel

Apr 14, 2017

Good training. Very useful!

By mehdi h

Sep 26, 2018

Thank you for this course.

By Abdulrashid S

Apr 11, 2019

Thank you, It was helpful

By Gajalakshmi G

Oct 09, 2015

Good but very theoretical

By Mohamed

Dec 26, 2019

Recommended for beginner

By Luis M

Feb 08, 2016

Good introductory course

By Ecila A

Sep 22, 2019

Detailed illustrations

By Narasimhan

Mar 01, 2018

It was a good course

By Natalia P

Oct 08, 2015

Totally beneficial!

By Oussama B S

Dec 10, 2015

interested course

By Rahul D

Jan 30, 2020

A useful course