Course level

Undergraduate

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Contact hours

Recommended prerequisite

Course coordinator

Dr Jason Tangen & Mr Matthew Thompson

Assessment methods

Weekly quizzes, Final Project, Final Project Peer Review, Online Discussion

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

This course explores the nature of everyday thinking. Why people believe weird things, how to deal with opinion change, and why expectations and emotions skew our judgements. We examine and debate topics such as subliminal persuasion, paranormal phenomena, alternative medicine, placebos and miracles. You will learn how to evaluate claims, understand why we consistently make the same kinds of "irrational" mistakes, and how to make better decisions.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile