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PS919 - Behavioural Science: Implications & Applications

  • Module code: PS919
  • Module name: Behavioural Science: Implications & Applications
  • Department: Psychology
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply theoretical models in economic and psychological sciences to real-world problems. It therefore complements the other modules through showing how formal models of judgement and decision-making can be applied outside the laboratory. The module therefore feeds into a key aim of the degree course overall, which is to enable students to apply models in a useful way.

Principal learning outcomes

Identify the key areas where theoretical models of judgement and decision-making either have been or potentially can be applied to real-world problems; approach new problems and show how insights from economic and psychological science can be brought to bear on them; critically evaluate the empirical success of real-world applications of the relevent theoretical models; understand how agent-based simulations can provide insight into the emergent behaviour of groups of individuals in social and economic contexts.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 lecture and 1 seminar per week, and two 2-hour laboratory sessions over the course of the module

Other essential notes

7 hours per week of self-directed study related to seminar preparation and background reading; 60 hours on assignments

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PS919-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 33%
Assessed Course Work 33%
Assessed Course Work 34%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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