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2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 39906 - Judgment and Decision Making

Course Credit: 1
JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING This class covers irrational behavior and biases people display in their reasoning and decisions, drawing from cognitive, social, and developmental psychology, as well as neuroscience. Many cognitive biases involve misinterpretation of numeric information–often causing harmful outcomes, but occasionally beneficial. When possible, we’ll cover how best to address these biases to improve decisions, with applications to medicine, health, law, consumer behavior, and economics. Prerequisite(s): PSYC-25000; Junior or Senuior standing with advanced background in Psychology.