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Psychological Perspectives on Economic Behaviour

Master's level, 15 credits, 50% day.

We make economic choices every day, ranging from which breakfast cereals to buy, to whether to apply for a house mortgage. Economic psychology (or behavioural economics) is an exciting and growing research field at the intersection between psychology and economics.

In this course, you will learn how psychological factors affect every day economic behaviour as well as larger financial decisions. The course also covers stock market psychology, how we judge prices in foreign currencies, and why financial incentives do not always affect behaviour as intended.

The course is suited for economics students who seek to complement their knowledge with insights from psychology, and for psychology students interested in economic behaviour. Prior knowledge is however not essential to benefit from the course, just an interest in the combination of economics and psychology.

Language: The course is taught in English.

Requirements: You do not need any previous knowledge in Psychology and the course may therefore be a suitable complement to educations in, for example, technology, economics or social studies. Although, for admission to the course, completion of university education of at last 180 credits at first cycle level is required.

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Combine with: Environmental Psychology

If you are an EU/EEA citizen or have an approved residence permit in Sweden, you can now study psychology taught in English for a full semester. This course is possible to combine with Environmental Psychology. Please note that you have to apply to both of them. Welcome with your applications!


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Utskriftsdatum: 2020-08-11