The Psychology Behind Irrational Decisions

Heuristics? Prospect Theory? Behavioral Economics? Who would have thought so much research has gone into studying approaches to problem solving and decision making. This short video takes a look at the psychology behind decision making.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the lesson having class members view the video, complete the comprehension check, and research some of the links before returning for a full-class discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • Most appropriate for high school or college level psychology classes
Pros

  • The resource includes the video, the comprehension check, links to articles for furher research, and a guided discussion question
Cons

  • The video presumes viewers are familiar with the many psychology terms used in the presentation
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