Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Can Your Students THINK LIKE A FREAK?

Think Like a Freak By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. DubnerNew York Times-bestselling authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner single-handedly showed the world that applying economic theory and big data to everyday problems can bear surprising results. Think Like a Freak will take students further inside their special thought process, revealing a new way of approaching the decisions we make, the plans we create, and the morals we choose. It answers the questions on the lips of everyone who’s read the previous books: How can I apply these ideas to my life? How do I make smarter, better decisions? How can I truly think like a freak?

In a video they made especially for college professors, Dubner describes their surprise when they realized that Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics were being taught in schools across the country. In the academic department, we get multiple requests every day for the password to our teaching materials (which can be found here). Their new book—which teaches students to think more creatively and more rationally—might be the most suited to the needs of young college students, especially those in their first year who are being challenged to think in a very different way than high school required.

To read more about the book, you can browse inside it here.

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