On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Describe the behavioral assumptions of policy; Explain behavioral dimensions that can significantly contribute to answer several important policy questions; Apply psychological perspectives and principles to policy design and implementation.
- Psychology’s real-world relevance;
- Reshaping our view of our field;
- Applying psychology to public policy analysis: Three alternative models;
- Prejudice and discrimination;
- Social interactions;
- The justice system;
- Bias and competence;
- Behavioral economics and finance;
- Behavior change;
- Improving decisions;
- Decision contexts;
- Debiasing the policy makers themselves;
- Paternalism, manipulation, freedom, and the good.
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