COGST 6020

COGST 6020

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This hands-on laboratory course will develop research skills in the context of risk and rational decision making in human development from multiple disciplinary perspectives and with respect to different kinds of decision-making under risk and uncertainty.  Topics will depend on student interests but may include decisions about war, terrorism, cancer control and prevention (e.g., screening tests), personal behaviors that involve risk (e.g., HIV prevention), and other public health risks (e.g., vaccinations), law enforcement (e.g., use of a weapon), and legal decision making (e.g., jury deliberations). Students will read the research literature, discuss the latest empirical findings and scientific theories of risk and rationality, and engage in group work and peer review to hone their skills.  Students will then design research projects and engage in research activities as well as read additional references tailored to their interests.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 5 students.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HD 6020

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17892 COGST 6020   SEM 101