In this course, we will look at everyday decisions, such as, “Why do we delay doing our homework, when we know we shouldn’t?” and “Why are we so tempted by shopping sales?” and try to understand what part of our brain is responsible for these irrational decisions. We will create experiments that allow us to understand different biases and their effect on choices. After understanding this, we will learn how we can apply this understanding to our everyday lives in order to promote making healthier decisions.
Explain and evaluate basic models of decision making
Identify, through experimentation, different biases that affect our choices
Explain and evaluate how to change decisions to encourage healthier lifestyle choices