Course Detail

Current Topics in Behavioral Science II (38902)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Kirgios, Erika Koch, Alex
  • Content

    This is a graduate seminar for Ph.D. students interested in behavioral science. The course will be divided into two parts.

    The first part (taught by Professor Kirgios) will focus on diversity and discrimination. We will cover topics such as audit experiments, interventions to reduce inequality, a judgment and decision-making approach to diversity and inclusion, and decision-making in the face of anticipated discrimination. If time permits, we will also cover behavior change interventions in the field more broadly (i.e., outside the domain of diversity and inclusion).

    The second part (taught by Professor Koch) will focus on []. We will cover topics such as [].

    Students are expected to read the assigned articles in advance, actively participate in class discussions, generate original research ideas, and, provide critical and constructive comments on classmates’ research ideas. The main purpose of this course is to stimulate research, and as part of this class you will be asked to develop two mini research projects that will be presented to class and submitted as short papers. One mini project should be related to the topics covered in the first half of the class and the second to the second half of the class. In each project you should propose an experiment (complete with details) that you could conduct.

  • Prerequisites
    Admitted to the PhD program or consent of instructor.
    • PhD - students only

  • Materials
    Readings will be from articles to be assigned in class.
  • Grades
    Based on class participation, class presentation, and writings/research paper(s). No provisional grades.
    • No auditors

  • Syllabus
  • Winter 2024Section: 38902-50M 1:30PM-4:30PMHarper Center4SE - Faculty Conference RoomIn-Person Only
Description and/or course criteria last updated: June 27 2023