PSYC 326 Fall 2014 Choice and Decision Making

One aspect of "being human" is that we often make choices that we know are bad for us. In this course we survey theoretical and experimental approaches to understanding our strengths and weaknesses as decision makers. Topics include normative decision theories, biases in probability judgments, "fast and frugal" heuristics, impulsiveness and self-control, addictions and bad habits, gambling, and moral decision making.
Class Format: empirical lab course
Requirements/Evaluation: essay papers, class and lab participation, and a research report
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Prerequisites: PSYC 221 or 222 or permission of instructor; permission is typically given to students who have successfully completed ECON 110
Enrollment Preference: senior Psychology majors who need the course to fulfill the major
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: COGS Interdepartmental Electives, PHLH Decision-Making by Institutions + Individuals,PSYC Area 2 - Cognitive Psychology
Enrollment Limit: 16
Expected Enrollment: 16
Class Number: 1651
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PSYC 326 - 01 (F) SEM Choice and Decision-Making Division 2: Social Studies Kris N. Kirby
MR 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Bronfman 104 1651
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