14.137[J] Psychology and Economics


Class Info

Examines "psychology appreciation" for economics students. Aims to enhance knowledge and intuition about psychological processes in areas relevant to economics. Increases understanding of psychology as an experimental discipline, with its own distinct rules and style of argument. Topics include self-knowledge, cognitive dissonance, self-deception, emotions, social norms, self-control, learning, mental accounting, memory, individual and group behavior, and some personality and psycho-analytic models. Within each of these topics, we showcase effective and central experiments and discuss their role in the development of psychological theory. Term paper required.

This class has no prerequisites.

14.137[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by D. Prelec.

Lecture occurs 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesdays in E52-164.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, 14.137[J] was rated 6.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT Economics : Drazen Prelec site.

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