Thinking Scientifically About Decisions

Thinking Scientifically About Decisions

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Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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This Lecture: Have you ever wondered why people make the decisions they do? Using the metaphor of manufacturing, learn what science has revealed about human decision making: informational raw materials go in, the cognitive machinery processes, control mechanisms guide the machinery, and a decision is made. The Course: Scientists have spent centuries trying to discern how we make choices. This course looks at the cutting-edge research revealed via the scientific method to understand and explain the human decision making process. You'll better understand the choices you face every day, the tools you can use to make the best decisions for your personal goals, and how to influence the decisions of others. All Lectures: 1. Thinking Scientifically about Decisions 2. The Two-System Model of Decision Making 3. The Role of Heuristics in Decisions 4. How Habits Make Decisions Easier 5. Self-Regulation and Choice 6. The Value Curve and Human Decisions 7. Emotional Influences on Decision Making 8. How Goals Guide Our Decisions 9. Reason-Based Choice 10. Mental Accounting as a Factor in Decisions 11. The Role of Mindsets in Decision Making 12. How Consistency Drives Decisions 13. Social Influences on Decision Making 14. Nonconscious Influences on Decision Making 15. An Evolutionary View of Decision Making 16. Regulatory Focus and Human Motivation 17. Decision Rules 18. How Context Influences Choice 19. How Framing Effects Guide Decisions 20. The Role of Memory in Decisions 21. Assortments, Variety, and Choice 22. How Evaluability Affects Decisions 23. Halo Effects and Choice 24. The Four Rs of Decision Making
Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 2016.
Edition: Unabridged.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: data file
digital,digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Hamilton, Ryan
hoopla digital


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