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BEHV 3200: Science, Skepticism, & Weird Behavior: Introduction

Dr. Jonathan Pinkston Readings for Class

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Course Objectives:
At the end of the semester, students will be able to do the following:

1. Identify informal fallacies common to human decision making.
2. Discuss the meaning of "openmindedness".
3. Summarize pitfalls in human thinking that lead to errorful thinking.
4. Compose informed thoughts on current topics debated in our culture.
5. Analyze statements from the popular media in terms of soundness

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