How and Why Do We Make Decisions?

What will I Learn?

Every Saturday, Sunday between Dec 20 to Jan 3
10:00 am to 11:00 am IST

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.

By the end of the course, you will
  • 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

Who is Teaching This Course

Aditi Rudra

Economics, UCLA

As an Indian, born in the UK and grown up in Singapore I have a very global mindset that sets me up to challenge existing solutions and find the best method to solve problems. I am also very interested in Education and find that my interests peak at the intersection between economics and education. In my free time, you will find me dancing to bollywood music in my room or playing basketball with my friends!

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