Decision Making Under Uncertainty

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Course No: CRIM.3520-061; SIS Class Nbr: 14180; SIS Term: 2910
Course Status: Open

Course Description

In this course we explore the psychological process of making (or not making) high-stakes decisions in a range o f situations. Most theories of decision making (in police, business, medical and ethical contexts) emphasize selecting the "best" course of action, yet the reality is that, in the real world, there is not always a 'best' option. Most options are high-risk and most carry negative consequences. In such instances decisions involve choosing the least-worst outcome. In this course, and drawing upon the decades of psychological research in areas of decision making (in high-and-low stakes environments), and touching on cognitive, social and neurological research we look at the psychological process of making decisions in range of high-stakes environments.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: CRIM.1010 The Criminal Justice System, or PSYC.1010 Introduction to Psychological Science.
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  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Neil Shortland/Christopher Harris
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2019: Sep 04 to Nov 10
  • Chat Hours: Thu 8:30-9:30pm*
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

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