MLD 304: Science of Behavior Change

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2023


The MLD304 course syllabus is attached below. 

https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/todd_rogers/files/mld304.draft_syllabus_4.docx

Overview: 
Psychologists and economists have joined forces to study how people process information and actually make decisions, rather than how they would make decisions if they were fully rational and selfish.  This research program (behavioral economics, judgment and decision making, or behavioral science) shows how decisions deviate from “optimal” and why it matters.  We explore the nature, causes, implications and applications of these limitations.  The course’s main focus is on how these tendencies can inform the design and development of welfare-enhancing interventions.

LINK: MLD 304 A Canvas Course Page (Tu/Th 9:00-10:15 am)

LINK: MLD 304 B Canvas Course Page (Tu/Th 12:00-1:15 pm)

 

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