PSY 378 Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making (3)

Provides a broad survey of the psychology of human judgment and decision making (JDM)—what it means to interpret, evaluate, and otherwise judge aspects of our world to make decisions, from the momentous to the mundane. Students participating in this seminar will develop a deep appreciation of: central questions that have driven the field (e.g., the nature of rationality, the definition of risky behavior); the methods used to tackle these questions; and the role of internal (e.g. emotion, stress) and external (e.g. environment) influences on how we make decisions and what we ultimately decide to do. Demonstrations will be used extensively, and applications to real-world decision contexts will be stressed.

Prerequisite: PSY 294.

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