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Psychology of Decision-Making
PSYC 322
Spring 2025
Section: 01   02  

We make decisions all the time. The vast majority of decisions have little consequence, though some are monumental and can deeply affect our lives. The broad goal of this course is to explore the science of judgment and decision-making. We will leverage concepts and research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and economics to understand how an individual makes judgments and decisions, why these decisions are subject to bias, and whether humans are "rational" decision-makers. Along the way, we will examine major questions that have guided decision research, consider domains where decision-making could be improved, and think of practical applications of course concepts to everyday life. Foundations of Contemporary Psychology (PSYC 105) is strongly recommended as a prerequisite (plus any courses listed under individual sections), as this is an upper-level course (that relies on student contributions) in the Psychology Department.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PSYC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (NS&B)(PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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