Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Brilliance

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Brilliance

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Brilliance

Gain invaluable problem solving skills and critical thinking skills for problem solving and decision making

Language: english

Note: 4.2/5 (11 notes) 5,096 students

Instructor(s): Alex Genadinik

Last update: 2022-11-05

What you’ll learn

  • Improve your logic and learn logical fallacies
  • Learn methods of inference like inductive reasoning and ampliative reasoning
  • Improve your critical thinking and learn to ask better questions of information you are presented
  • Improve your career and every-day quality of life by approaching everything more intelligently



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Learn to think better: learn critical thinking, logic, and how to examine information that is presented to you. After you synthesize all the information and put it through a good examination, you’ll be more confidently and accurately able to classify certain information as true and false.

Once you have reliable information through critical thinking, you will then be able to use that information for your problem solving for life and career.


Most philosophy and critical-thinking classes online and at universities are too theoretical, and that makes them boring. But in this course, every logical fallacy we’ll encounter will have real-life applications and examples to help you make the course applicable to your life.


Many problem solving courses and strategies focus on few robotic steps to solve a problem. But they miss the bigger picture. Real people are the ones solving the problems so we must also include human elements that go into problem solving. Those human elements include your confidence, mental health, and interest in the problem.

All those parts of problem solving are as important as the logical parts of problem solving, and when they are combined, your problem solving skills rise to a new level.


When you are better equipped to examine information you are presented, you will be better able to understand which information is accurate and which information in misleading. Having more accurate information to deal with will immediately improve your decision making.

Invest in your future! Enroll today.


Who this course is for

  • Passion for examining the world more deeply


Course content

  • Introduction and welcome
    • Introduction and welcome
  • Problem solving
    • Comprehensive approach to problem solving
  • Critical thinking
    • What is critical thinking
  • Logic and logical fallacies
    • Introduction to this section on logic and logical fallacies, and reasoning
    • The Socratic Method of the world
    • Inductive and deductive reasoning
    • Ampliative reasoning
    • Ad Hominem
    • How to treat others with opposing point of view
    • Surrounding yourself with similars
    • The twisted argument
    • Irrelevant argument
    • Argument from lack of knowledge
    • Case studies can be misleading
    • Statistics vs. case studies
    • Blindly trusting old assumptions
    • Correlation does not imply causation
    • Wishful thinking that feels good, but isn’t backed by sound reasoning
    • Being uncomfortable with having negative thoughts and ideas
    • Slippery slope fallacy and dealing with the anxiety it causes
    • Non-confrontation and giving into bullies and threat of anger
  • Creativity to help your problem solving
    • Creative problem solving – section introduction
    • How to be more creative
    • Another way of looking at creativity & the path to breakthroughs
    • Nine dot puzzle exercise and challenge to think creatively
    • Nine dot puzzle answer
    • Exercise: Answer the same question in many ways
    • Exercise: What can you do with a random item?
    • Brain hack to come up with creative solutions
  • Decision-making
    • Introduction to decision-making
    • Covey’s time management matrix from 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    • Biology of decision-making, moods, and impulsiveness
  • Building confidence for problem-solving
    • Confidence for problem solving – section introduction
    • Immediately change confidence with body language – in seconds
    • Listen to internal conversations: Are you boosting or lowering your confidence?
    • Fear of failure or criticism and how it impacts your confidence
    • Fear and anger, how our brain works, and how it impacts confidence
    • Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers example of how ability creates confidence
    • Visualizations to boost performance and confidence
    • From Tony Robbins: 4 ingredients to achievement and eventual confidence
  • Mindfulness so you know what problems are right for you to solve
    • All productivity starts with mindfulness
    • How to start practicing basic mindfulness today
    • How our changing technology and social environments effect our self awareness
    • Defense mechanism of displacing blame vs. mindfulness and self-awareness
    • Two mindfulness exercises
  • Maintaining a strong focus and getting rid of distractions
    • Section introduction on why eliminating distractions is so important to focus
    • Eliminating interruptions when someone wants to chat
    • Learning to say NOOOOOO is productive
  • Additional thoughts
    • Why we live in such a politically polarized age
    • Live example of unbiased attempt at critical thinking about the news
    • My reaction to evaluating the news
  • Conclusion
    • Thank you for taking the course!


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