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Embodied Economics and Cognition
( YAMAGISHI Kimihiko  Alan Schwartz  )


 

Credits  Lecture:1  Exercise:0  Experiment:0 / code:65063
Update : 2010/3/22
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Spring Semester

Outline of lecture
This course introduces the domain of medical decision making, with a particular focus on perception, attitude, and communication of medical risk to physicians and patients. The study of medical risk will be approached from the perspectives of both classical economic rationality and cognitive psychology. This lecture will introduce these basic approaches and findings, as well as recent developments in this area of research.
Purpose of lecture
This course introduces the domain of medical decision making, with a particular focus on perception, attitude, and communication of medical risk to physicians and patients. The study of medical risk will be approached from the perspectives of both classical economic rationality and cognitive psychology. This lecture will introduce these basic approaches and findings, as well as recent developments in this area of research.
Plan of lecture
This lecture meets as an intensive course. exact date(s) of instruction shall be announced shortly.
Textbook and reference
No specific requirement is assumed. Familiarity with elementary knowledge of cognitive psychology and/or behavioral economics will help.
Related and/or prerequisite courses
None. Keep in mind that all instructions will be given in English, and the term paper is to be written in English as well.
Evaluation
A short written assignment shall be required.

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