CLSC300 / PSYC300
Seminar. Topics in Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences

Topic for 2021-22: How We Choose

Topic for 2021-22: How We Choose

Every day we make many choices. Some of these choices are trivial but some can have profound effects on our lives. In this interdisciplinary course, we will investigate how individuals make choices, examining processes of decision-making that are often intuitive and irrational. Topics include biases that lead to poor choices, loss aversion, sunk costs, risk-taking, impulsiveness, moral choice, and group decision-making.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Crosslisted Courses:

Prerequisites: Open to juniors and seniors who have taken one of PSYC 214, PSYC 215, CLSC/PSYC 216, PSYC 217, PSYC 218, PSYC 219, LING 114, PHIL 215, or CS 111, or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Lucas

Distribution Requirements: EC - Epistemology and Cognition; SBA - Social and Behavioral Analysis

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

Notes: This is a topics course and can be taken more than once for credit as long as the topic is different each time.