Intro - Judgments and Decisions Psych 253 Professor Jon...

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Judgments and Decisions Psych 253 Professor Jon Baron baron@psych.upenn.edu Office: C7 Solomon Office Hours: TBA and by appt Professor Barb Mellers mellers@wharton.upenn.edu Office C1 Solomon Office Hours: Thursdays 1:30 to 3:00 pm and by appt The syllabus is on Jon Baron’s webpage.
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Teaching Assistants Ann Marie Roepke aroepke@psych.upenn.edu Office: 3701 Market Street, suite 203 (second floor, Positive Psychology Center) Office hours: Wed 3:30-5:00 Justin Landy landyj@psych.upenn.edu Office: C16 Solomon
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Assignments and Grading Reading, thinking, and class attendance influence your grades on everything else… 30% Midterm: Oct 5th 2 – 3:30 pm 30% Homework Assignments and Discussion Paper 40% Final Exam: Dec 16th 6 – 8 pm
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Goal To teach you some principles of good judgment and decision making, to show you where people go astray, to suggest ways to avoid errors and biases, and to explore with you some implications of the theories and findings for real world problems.
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Normative Decision Making How people should make decisions when they want to be rational, obey the rules of probability and statistics, be logical, and be consistent
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Descriptive Decision Making How people actually do make decisions within the limits of their cognitive capacities
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