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A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior

Behavioral economics couples scientific research on the psychology of decision making with economic theory to better understand what motivates financial decisions. In A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior, you will learn about some of the many ways in which we behave in less than rational ways, and how we might overcome our shortcomings. You’ll also learn about cases where our irrationalities work in our favor, and how we can harness these human tendencies to make better decisions.

Start Date: Mar 01, 2014 Topics: Economics, Psychology


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  • Dates: Mar 01, 2014 to Apr 01, 2014
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Dan Ariely
  • Institution: Coursera
  • Topics: Economics, Psychology

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