The course aims to:
- provide you with an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of the psychology of decision-making;
- develop your skills of research, analysis and creativity in decision-making theory and practice;
- develop your capacity to critically appraise empirical results and to use them to make inferences regarding the validity of psychological theories of decision-making;
- develop potential leadership attributes;
- develop your proficiency in using relevant psychological/analytical software packages to a professional level;
- provide you with the ability to communicate the results of your analyses to specialist and non-specialist audiences, both in written and oral form; and
- develop your ability to manage effectively a substantial programme of research and writing on a topic applying decision-making methods in psychology.
The range of learning and teaching strategies include:
- interactive lectures/sessions/workshops;
- small group laboratory work;
- one-on-one tutorials;
- student-led discussions;
- one-on-one project supervision; and
- research experience placements.
Additional activities such as readings of professional journal articles and books, sitting in guest speaker lectures.