PSYC346-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Judgement and Decision Making

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

The course covers risky and non-risky decision-making, theories of choice, and the way in which people make biased decisions and use short-cuts to make choices. We shall also examine decision criteria: reinforcement, subjective well-being, the value of life. Application in consumer and investment decisions, choosing between future and present good and self-control, and medical decisions will be a theme throughout.

The course covers risky and non-risky decision-making, theories of choice, and the way in which people make biased decisions and use short-cuts to make choices. We shall also examine decision criteria: reinforcement, subjective well-being, the value of life. Application in consumer and investment decisions, choosing between future and present good and self-control, and medical decisions will be a theme throughout.

Learning Outcomes

1. To explore psychological research in the areas of judgment and decision-making.
2. To show how this research has been used and can be used in real-world decision-making.

Pre-requisites

PSYC206, or
equivalent preparation

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 E16 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 441
1 Mar - 7 Mar
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
02 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 443
1 Mar - 7 Mar
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
03 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 225 (3/3)
Rehua 329 (17/3, 31/3)
1 Mar - 7 Mar
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Simon Kemp

Lecturer

Randolph Grace

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Laboratory Exercises 30%
Assignment 40%
Final Exam 30%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Daniel Kahneman; Thinking, fast and slow; Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $877.00

International fee $4,438.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.

All PSYC346 Occurrences

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