#26-Understanding Risk-Benefit Assessment-with Professor Daniel Cole

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By Bob Froehlich, Bob Froehlich-Retired Chemist, Psychology Professor, and Julia Minton-Technology Consultant. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Critical thinkers are often faced with trying to evaluate arguments regarding political policies or various technologies. Whereas experts have developed rigorous, quantitative methods of risk-benefit assessment, most of us simply use our intuitive and emotional processing to create a feeling about the issue at hand as being either good or bad. Hosts Bob and Julia examine risk-benefit assessment as a tool for critical thinking in a discussion with Professor Daniel Cole from Indiana University.

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