# ST222 - Games, Decisions and Behaviour

• Module code: ST222
• Module name: Games, Decisions and Behaviour
• Department: Statistics
• Credit: 12

## Module content and teaching

###### Principal aims

1. Introduce students to several approaches for defining probability with an emphasis on subjective probability 2. Develop normative decision theory under uncertainty 3. Contrast this with descriptive decision theory and point out models based on behavioural sciences 4. Introduce basic game theory

###### Principal learning outcomes

1. Students will be familiar with the mathematical and philosophical basis for a number of alternative approaches to probability including subjective probability. 2. Students will be familiar with normative decision theory and can apply this to model decision-making in practical examples from a wide range of applications. 3. Students will have understood the foundation of and motivation for descriptive decision theory. They will be able to recognise, describe and model deviations from normative theory in examples. 4. Students will have basic knowledge of mathematical game theory and can apply this both to mathematical toy example games as well as use game theory to model suitable 'real world' scenarios.

###### Timetabled teaching activities

3 lectures per week. Class test in week 6. This module runs in term 1.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/modules/st2/st222

## Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: ST222-12)
B (Examination only) locally Adminstered Exam 10%
Examination - April 90%

## Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

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###### Optional
• Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 2
• Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 3
• Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 2
• Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 4
• Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 2
• Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 3
• Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 2
• Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 3
• Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 4
• Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 2
• Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (G1G3) - Year 2
• Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2) - Year 2