FSEM1020-09.FSEM Writ Insv: Predict Irrati.F15.Bosley,Stacie
FSEM Writ Insv: Predict Irrati
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Why do people cheat, procrastinate, seek vengeance and, at the same time, give anonymous donations to people they will never meet? Why might they gamble and buy insurance in the same week? Humans don't always, or even often, behave in predictable and conventionally rational ways. The growing field of behavioral economics seeks to find patterns and explanations for unexpected choices in personal health, savings, relationships, and beyond. This First-year Seminar will discuss perspectives on rationality and explore choice in various arenas of human life. We will study the work of Dan Ariely (author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality), among other behavioral scholars, and use economic experiments to investigate our own decision-making. Note that 12620, ECON 1310, Microeconomic Analysis, is a co-requisite for this course. If you are transferring in ECON 1310, you do not need to enroll in ECON 1310 this fall. Because this is a writing-intensive FYSem, you do not need to register for English 1110.
Bosley, Stacie, "FSEM1020-09.FSEM Writ Insv: Predict Irrati.F15.Bosley,Stacie" (2015). Syllabi. 5837.