As an introduction to a mini-study of human psychology and behaviour, we began with a TED Talk by Dan Ariely, a behavioural economist.
We also looked at some examples from Dan Ariely’s Irrational Game.
You have a choice of two assignments:
- Design your own simplified, mini study of human behaviour and carry it out but ONLY WITH APPROVAL FROM THE TEACHER. You cannot carryout a study that negatively affects the participants. In about two weeks, you will report on what you did, what you learned, and how it fits with what we already know.
- Come up with a question on human behaviour and summarize what is already known about it. Then suggest a potential experiment or new question and direction to pursue research.
Reminder: Keep track of your sources and cite what you are using.