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

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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 Krishnamachari S B

Jun 15, 2022

A few questions are confusing.

By Stephanie C A L

Nov 1, 2020

Very good info. Learned a lot!

By Ubirajara A T S

Mar 17, 2016

Very good course, interesting.

By Deepali C

Jan 5, 2016

Good learning and presentation

By Roman F

Jan 4, 2016

good, but too simple and basic

By Fabian W

Jul 15, 2020

no exercise, mediocre lecture


Oct 13, 2015

It was an interesting course.

By Craig E H

Sep 17, 2020

very informative, Thank you

By Gabriel

Apr 14, 2017

Good training. Very useful!

By Sako W S

Jan 19, 2022

nice lesson very effective

By Nguyen D T

Apr 18, 2021

The course is informative.

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 9, 2015

Good but very theoretical

By Mohamed

Dec 26, 2019

Recommended for beginner

By Luis M

Feb 8, 2016

Good introductory course

By Camilo E A G

Aug 30, 2020

Practical and dynamic.

By Deborah O

Apr 23, 2020

Very straight forward.

By Ecila A

Sep 22, 2019

Detailed illustrations

By �Hritick B

Aug 10, 2020

It's a good course .

By Md. N H

Jul 29, 2020

Nice and easy course

By Muhammad M M

Apr 8, 2020

Good and appreciated

By Narasimhan R

Mar 1, 2018

It was a good course

By Hiba A

Apr 24, 2022

very helpful course

By Natalia P

Oct 8, 2015

Totally beneficial!