PSYC 3255 3.0 The Psychology of Reasoning, Judgment, and Decision Making
The study of human reasoning and judgment offers us tools to enhance our every day decision making. Over the last 30 years, we have seen immense progress in our understanding of human reasoning and judgment. Current models and theories that have shaped the field will be discussed, including dual process models and individual difference perspectives. Performance on several paradigms will be examined from the perspective of the Great Rationality Debate. Topics and paradigms will include: framing effects, overconfidence paradigms, probabilistic and statistical thinking, scientific reasoning and myside thinking. In addition, we will discuss the development of reasoning, judgment in special populations, clinical decision making, and training effects.