Cognitive Science of Human Values (EC or SA)

Subject associations
PSY 315 / CHV 322
Spring 2023
Molly J. Crockett
Registrar description

An overview and examination of the cognitive science of human values and applications to contemporary global challenges. Interdisciplinary course highlighting research from cognitive neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics, data science, and public health. Topics include utility and value, reinforcement learning, risky decision making, time preferences and self-control, social decision making, and applications to pandemics, polarization, technology, and the climate crisis.