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Decision Making: Brain, Mind and Behaviour

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Goldsmiths, University of London

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The human mind is the most complex known organ and yet with numerous weaknesses affecting decision-making. Decision making can be significantly improved through knowing about these weaknesses as well as knowing how to outsmart them.

Numerous psychological and other processes (mind bugs) – conscious and unconscious – affect our decision-making. Mere knowledge/awareness of such processes (not how they operate) significantly reduces unwanted influences. In this course you will learn how we can outsmart our inherent and other weaknesses affecting our decisions.

This course incorporates relevant findings in neuroscience and psychological sciences. The course covers numerous practical implications, including what influences the human mind and how to improve decision-making.

In this course you will learn about:

  • Internal and external influences on our mind and behaviour, and how this affects our decision-making
  • Internal and external influences on other peoples’ mind and behaviour, and how this affects their decision-making
  • How our behaviour can affect other peoples’ decisions
  • How external influences (e.g. persuasion techniques) penetrate our mind
  • How to minimise internal influences on decision-making
  • How to minimise negatively influencing other peoples’ decision

The course covers:

  • Biases (including how to minimise biases)
  • Lying and lie detecting
  • Personality, including origins of individual differences in personality traits and how these differences affect our decisions
  • Memory, including reliability and malleability
  • Attention issues
  • Control that humans have over their own behaviour
  • Mental health, including prevalence, effect on people and effect on our decision-making
  • Attribution errors – how we view our actions in comparison to those of others

This course incorporates important findings from psychological sciences, neuroscience, linguistics and genetics – tailored to their application in the justice system.

This course is suitable for:

  • Anyone wishing to get an understanding of influences
  • All decision makers (e.g. enforcement, social welfare, government employees, teachers)
  • For justice system professionals (e.g. judges and lawyers)

Tutoring

This course is directed by Fatos Selita, a Barrister and a New York State Attorney, with training in Psychology, Genetics and Mind Influences. Fatos has over 9 years of experience in lecturing and internationally delivering training and also directs the 'Psychology for Lawyers: Brain, Mind and Behaviour' course, and has delivered training on decision making and mind influences to lawyers and the judiciary in England and internationally.

This course can be best complemented with the 5-day (or 1-day) course, Public Speaking and Presenting, the 1-day course, Psychology in One Day, or the 1-week course, Law in one week.

Discounts

  • 10% when a participant enrolls for more than one of our courses (at the same time)
  • 20% UK students
  • 25% Members of the UK Law and Society Association (UKLSA)
  • If five people register from the same institution for the same intake, the fifth place is free
  • Goldsmiths students, staff and alumni - email us for current discounts


As a University, we are able to offer our courses at minimum prices, and free of VAT - to make knowledge available to as wide audience as possible.

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If you have any questions about this course please contact air (@gold.ac.uk) or call +44 (0)20 7078 5468.

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