Category: Critical Thinking

It’s critical you learn how to think critically

Critical Thinking is a basic life skillThe  Humanist approach to learning is to be flexible, rational, compassionate and responsible. Our goal is to be the best most ethical people we can be but humble enough to understand that regardless of how good we may be, we can always improve.

These programs will help you learn how to think better and solve your problems more effectively through the practice of critical thinking and freethought. .


Reality Based Decision Making for Effective Strategy Development

Reality Based Decision Making for Effective Strategy Development

In order to give yourself the best chance of success, it is important to take several steps to ensure that your strategy is reality based. This session will help you learn how to answer the three most important questions for any strategy. What is your real problem? What is really causing it and what will really work to solve it?

Socratic Jujitsu

Socratic Jujitsu

In this program author and Humanist Jennifer Hancock will discuss recent research on how ideas are formed and changed to help you understand why and how to yield to your opponent and how to turn the conversation around using Socratic questioning techniques to frame the underlying moral debate to your advantage. If you want to learn how to win arguments without arguing – take this course!

Controlling our Unconscious Bias

Controlling our Unconscious Bias

Controlling our Unconscious Bias This course was created by By Abe Markman, Member of The NY Society for Ethical Culture with the assistance of Jennifer Hancock, Humanist Learning Systems to help people understand the latest science about how unconscious biases effect our decision making. Through these five videos and taking your own confidential subconscious bias test(s) you can take an important step toward establishing more wholesome, effective, honest, meaningful, and joyful relationships with Read more [...]
Find your purpose in life using science

Find your purpose in life using science

Recent research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and other disciplines has explored how we find meaning and purpose in life, with or without religion. This workshop combines academic research and stories from people’s everyday lives with exercises to help you discover your own sense of life purpose and meaning. Course Information: This is a 1 hour video lesson along with supplemental reading material. Offered by Intentional Insights. Instructor Bio: Gleb Tsipursky, PhD, is the Co-Founder Read more [...]
Living Made Simpler

Living Made Simpler

6 week course. Covers Humanism 101, ethics, critical thinking, compassion, responsibility and coping strategies

Planning for Personal Success

Planning for Personal Success

 A Humanist Approach This 1 hour 45 minute video course discusses how Humanists approach the important business of living a life that is fully realized and understanding what success really means. Learn how to stay focused and not give up when you hit a roadblock on your road to success! Cost: $25  Length: 1 hour 45 minutes Format: Instructor facilitated self study Access information: Course access granted at the beginning of each week.  Course overview: Are you lacking structure? Read more [...]
Take Charge of Your Life

Take Charge of Your Life

This 2 hour course consists of two video lessons. Taught by GlebTsipursky, PhD, this lesson will teach you how to use science to gain clarity in your thinking and find your purpose in life.

Finding Meaning in Life

Finding Meaning in Life

Finding Meaning in Life with Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby and owner of Wood Egg. Let's just figure out the meaning of life, once and for all, in under 20 minutes, OK? This short 20 minute program by Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby is awesome.  He does a great job of logically working his way through the problem of finding meaning in life and his conclusion is quite wonderfully humanistic.  So if you want to know how a Humanist finds meaning in life - this is probably one of the best explanations Read more [...]
The Goal Trainer

The Goal Trainer

A free goal achievement tool that’s powered by some of the most significant discoveries from the science of motivation. Courtesy of ClearerThinking.org

Introduction to Reason

Introduction to Reason

This free program is offered by Fourth R Practical Philosophy as a way to introduce students to the basics of good reasoning. Log in Free as a guest.

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