23301a Lecture

WiSe 21/22: V Foundations of Critical Thinking

Tom Bielik

Information for students

Zusätzlich 2 Plätze für Biochmiestudierende. In the weekly lectures, each meeting will focus on a different critical thinking aspect or cognitive bias. Students will be required to ask and comments on 1 or 2 papers before the meeting. close

Additional information / Pre-requisites

Compulsory pre-course meeting


Qualifikationsziele: Students will gain in-depth knowledge and understanding about critical thinking perspectives related to their research and decision making. They will be able to reflect on their own research and evaluate others by using cognitive heuristics and by identifying biases, fallacies and paradoxes. Inhalte: Deeper insight into selected topics in critical thinking from philosophical, psychological, educational and biological aspects. Reading and reflecting on seminal original papers in the field. Performing reflective analysis of personal research and critically evaluating others in whole-class presentations and small group work. close

Suggested reading

Enis, 1993; Gardner, 2003; Kruger & Dunning, 1999; Danziger et al., 2011; Kahneman & Tversky, 1979; Petty & John Cacioppo, 1980; Dito & Lopez, 1992; Kahan et al., 2017; Stanovich, 2008; Miller & Sanjurjo 2018; Tversky & Kahneman, 1974; Wagner, 1997; Allcott, 2011; Gunn et al., 2016; Nolan et al., 2008; Tokita & Tarnita, 2020; Weatherall & O’Connor, 2018; McGurk & MacDonald, 1976; Wason & Evans, 1975; Pronin et al., 2002; Rozin & Royzman, 2001; Soroka et al., 2019. close

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