PSYCHOLOGY OF ECONOMIC DECISIONS

Second cycle degree in APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: ENRICO RUBALTELLI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Good knowledge of English language.
Examination methods: For students who will attend the lectures, the final examination will be a written test based on all the class lectures as well as the contents of the text books.

For students who will not attend the lectures, the final examination will be a written test based on the content of the text books only.

In both cases, students will have to answer to three open questions and twenty multiple choice questions.
Course unit contents: This class covers the field of judgment and decision-making, which is the collection of cognitive, social, and emotion studies that analyze how people make decisions and evaluate the alternatives available. In particular, the class covers dual-process models of thinking, which distinguish between automatic information processing and conscious, deliberative processing. Related to these theories is the understanding of the pivotal role emotions have in driving our everyday actions. Finally, the class will cover a series of applications of judgment and decision-making in different economci fields.