Vasily Klucharev at Coursera. Introduction to Neuroeconomics: how the brain makes decisions

Economics, psychology, and neuroscience are converging today into a unified discipline of Neuroeconomics with the ultimate aim of providing a single, general theory of human behaviour. Neuroeconomics can provide economists and social scientists with a deeper understanding of how they make their own decisions, and how others decide. Are we hard-wired to be risk-adverse or risk-takers? How is a “fair decision” evaluated by the brain? Is it possible today to predict the purchasing intentions of a c...  


Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference. November 18, 2013 – November 19, 2013

The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference 2013 is the premier event focused on understanding behavior and decision-making with respect to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability. Annually, 700 participants come together to share new research, discuss innovative policy and program strategies, build networks, and find potential partners for collaboration. The BECC Conference is convened by the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, Stanford Univers...  


Society for Judgement and Decision Making Conference. November 15, 2013 – November 18, 2013

The Society for Judgment and Decision Making is an interdisciplinary academic organization dedicated to the study of normative, descriptive, and prescriptive theories of judgments and decisions. Its members include psychologists, economists, organizational researchers, decision analysts, and other decision researchers. The Society's primary event is its Annual Meeting at which Society members present their research. It also publishes the journal Judgment and Decision Making. More information ...  


Nudging and beyond: current applications and new perspectives on behavioral insights. November 7, 2013 – November 8, 2013

Following the success of Thaler & Sunstein’s “Nudge”, academics and policy makers alike have increasingly directed attention to behavioral insights in conducting research and to its potential role in designing more effective policies. Some government agencies have even set up specialized task forces with prominent names such as the British “Behavioural Insights Team” to apply insights from behavioural economics and psychology in public policy making. New behavioural insights keep surfacing ...  


The Era of Behaviour. October 31, 2013

Long before the global financial crisis or the Arab Spring, author and LRN CEO Dov Seidman had been describing the conditions of a world that was fast going from connected to interconnected to interdependent, where we rise and fall together globally. For the past two decades, Seidman has been promoting the idea that our behaviour matters and has devoted his life’s work to helping companies innovate in how they behave. At the RSA, Seidman will rethink the implications for living and worki...  


Using Behaviour Change Within the Current Economic, Social and Cultural Context. October 30, 2013

The Public Health White Paper ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People’ emphasised the importance of behaviour change in increasing the health of the nation and it has become a central part of public health interventions. There are many approaches to behaviour change however the ultimate goal is to develop positive, clear steps to empower and support individuals to abandon at risk behaviours in favour of healthy, sustainable lifestyles. This conference brings together experts from organisations inc...  

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