Behavioural Science (11240.1)
|Level:||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 1 DR John HAWKINS (Ph: +61 2 62068363 ) ON-CAMPUS
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- Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (193894) - View
- Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184870) - View
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This multidisciplinary subject unit uses insights from economics, psychology and policy research to study human behaviour and decisions under various contexts with particular emphasis on heuristics, beliefs, biases, risk and uncertainty, perceptions of fairness, happiness, and the effectiveness of conducting policy by 'nudging'.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Apply specialised economic and psychology concepts to identify, understand, and analyse behavioural issues; such as habit-formation, cognitive illusions, heuristics and biases;
2. Identify problematic patterns of behaviour, how they relate to standard economics assumptions and how to formulate policy responses;
3. Demonstrate an effective understanding of the experimental method in economics and psychology; and
4. Reflect upon their unit experience, including theories, discussions and feedback, and how it relates to the goals set out in their professional portfolio.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 1, 2020
- Semester 1, 2019
One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial on-campus per week.
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