Courses of Study 2023-2024 
    Jun 25, 2024  
Courses of Study 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEM 2020 - Better Decisions for Life, Love and Money

(crosslisted) PSYCH 2940  
Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading (no audit).

T. Gilovich, T. O’Donoghue, B. Schulze.

Effective judgments and decisions are critical to success in every avenue of life. This course will explore research on the principles of sound judgment and decision making, and on the ways in which people’s judgments and decisions are prone to bias and error. The course aims to improve students’ critical thinking skills and to enable them to make better judgments and decisions in an increasingly complicated world. The course is taught by a team of psychologists and economists who draw on recent research in psychology and behavioral economics that can benefit the lives of students.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to make sound decisions.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to be aware of common biases that plague people’s judgments and decisions.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to critically evaluate empirical evidence.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of new ideas and policies.

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