Cognition, Learning and Human Performance
Full course descriptionWhen do smart people make stupid decisions? Why can't you force people to be creative? How do you become an expert at something? And why do some experts fail, make mistakes, or become overconfident in decision making?
The present course analyzes and examines how people make decisions in business and everyday life. Based on insights from cognitive psychology we explore how professionals make decisions and learn in different work settings. Specifically we will study such topics as cognitive biases, creativity, learning from failure, and expertise development. The course provides a strong foundation in cognitive psychology that can contribute to your understanding in many different domains, such as (behavioral) economics, finance and marketing.
Learning in this course is based on a series of experiments conducted in the classroom and through projects and assignments with your peers, tutor, and in small groups to understand the nature of cognition in the business context.