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Behavioral and Social Science: Real-World Applications
This lecture series explores how new insights into human behavior and the brain have been combined with traditional thinking in economics, management, and political science to produce exciting new approaches to real-world problems. One example is how “behavioral economics” — a discipline that blends elements of economics and psychology — has led to innovative interventions delivered by health care systems to encourage healthy behaviors. Another is how research on the effects of “framing” – e.g., whether a debate on abortion is described as being about “when human life begins” vs. “the rights of mothers” – has shed light on the impacts of media messages and the outcome of political debates Yet another is how research on the role of “negativity bias” – a human tendency, possibly shaped by evolution, to pay more attention and respond more strongly to negative than to positive information – has increased our understanding of election outcomes and other democratic processes. Our lineup of speakers will describe research into these and other areas that have major implications for many aspects of our lives. March 29 - lecture starts at 9:30 a.m.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 03/08/2018 - 04/12/2018
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10 - 11:30 a.m., 3/29 lecture starts at 9:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $30.00
Event Status : OPEN