The Psychology Behind Irrational Decisions

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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

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

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