Splash Biography


Major: Urban and Regional Studies

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2016

Picture of Max Weisbrod

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Not Available.

Past Classes

  (Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)

S65: Everyday Stories: Changing Our World by Changing How We See It in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 18, 2015)
We're all familiar with the trope of the child asking the question, "Why?" and the parent's eventual exhaustion. While sympathetic, authors relying on that trope ultimately imply that the trail of "why" is unimportant. We don't see ourselves as believing this assertion--at least not on it face--but to know "why" is to be informed and we make dozens of active decisions each day on imperfect information and many more passive decisions on even less. This course won't focus on if not knowing "why" is problematic; instead we will learn how to "flip" narratives and recognize misinformation in our everyday lives. These are our learning objectives: * to learn about and practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) reframing * to understand the difference between validated information and conjecture * to reinforce the above skills by dissecting a current event I hope to leave students with one small critical thinking skill that they will be able to use everyday of their lives, just like I do.