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PS50052: Economic & Environmental Psychology (6 credits )Alan Lewis & David Weltman
So profound is the human impact on the environment that natural science
knowledge of ecological processes will be incomplete until the human dimensions
of the system are better understood. To this end, within Environmental
& Economic Psychology, environmental phenomena are situated in the
context of the economic, institutional and policy forces that shape it.
A framework is developed for addressing environmental and economic questions
by drawing on real world issues, field experiments, and the experiences
and knowledge of the course participants.
TIME: Thursdays 10.15-13.15
LOCATION 2 South Board Room
Course ProgrammeWEEK 1 (Oct 9th): Introduction to Economic Psychology.
WEEK 2 (Oct 16th): Economic Socialization.
WEEK 3 (Oct 23rd): Psychology of Selling.
WEEK 4 (Oct 30th): Money Technology and Happiness
WEEK 5 (Nov 6th): Stock Market Psychology
WEEK 6 (Nov 13th): The Philosophy and Psychology of Human Need
WEEK 7 (Nov 20th): Economic Valuation of Public Goods
WEEK 8 (Nov 27th): Environmental Preferences and the Concept of 'Nature'
WEEK 9 (Dec 4th): Sense of Place
WEEK 10 (Dec 11th): Risk Perception
WEEK 14 (Jan 8th): The Language of the Environment
WEEK 15 (Jan 15th): Revision Session
Working in pairs there will be 4 student-led seminars following the
lectures on Weeks 4 & 5; 9 & 10 and based on the following topic
areas: economic socialization, debt, risk, environmental aesthetics and
preferences, and economic valuation of the environment. Students should
seek to use these seminars to develop group discussion (e.g., through activities,
audio-visual aids, etc.) rather than follow a lecture format.
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