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Introduction to Behavioral Science and Decision Making

Introduction to Behavioral Science and Decision Making

Online
Course Number
BDS 500 976
Course Code
BDS500976
Course Key
73851
Day(s)
Tuesday
Thursday
Time
12:00pm-1:45pm
12:00pm-1:45pm
Instructor
BHANOT, SYON
Prerequisites
none
Co-requisites
none
Secondary Program
Course Description
In the past 50 years, social scientists have increasingly used insights from psychology to explore the limitations of the standard, economic model of rational decision-making—a field now known broadly as behavioral science. This course is an introduction to the central concepts of behavioral science, touching on related research in economics, psychology, political science, and more. We also touch on various practical implications of this work for practitioners, from businesspeople to policymakers to everyday people in their day-to-day lives. The topics covered include self-control, procrastination, fairness, cooperation, reference dependence, and choice under uncertainty.

The course consists of live and asynchronous core lectures that introduce the central concepts in behavioral science to students, supplemented by a series of exciting guest lectures that bring some of the leading academic voices working in the behavioral sciences to the classroom to share their work and insights.

How to enroll in this course:

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