Psychology of Decision-Making|
Spring 2023 not offered
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (NS&B)(PSYC)
None (individual chapters and research papers will be posted on Moodle)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
2 exams, in-class exercises, in-class discussion, 2 writing assignments, 1 group project with an end-of-semester presentation and written report.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. If you are interested, please email Professor Tomlin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and describe a) your interest in the course, b) your anticipated year of graduation, c) your major, and d) courses you have completed that you think will be relevant to PSYC 322.
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