Splash Biography


Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2017

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Past Classes

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X1015: Missteps of Logic: Fallacies and Biases in Splash Spring 14 (Mar. 29, 2014)
An introduction to logical fallacies often used in arguments, and the specific forms they take in everyday conversations. This class will cover the differences between formal and informal fallacies. Students will practice debugging deductive processes and debates using their new repertoire of fallacies. The class will also cover the cognitive biases and effects most commonly plaguing human decision-making. Students will learn about basic concepts including the gambler's fallacy, reactive devaluation, and the framing effect. Armed with this new arsenal of knowledge about human beings' logical missteps, students' deductive powers will be sharper and sounder than ever!