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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Behavioral Finance by Duke University

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About the Course

We make thousands of decisions every day. Do I cross the road now, or wait for the oncoming truck to pass? Should I eat fries or a salad for lunch? How much should I tip the cab driver? We usually make these decisions with almost no thought, using what psychologists call “heuristics” – rules of thumb that enable us to navigate our lives. Without these mental shortcuts, we would be paralyzed by the multitude of daily choices. But in certain circumstances, these shortcuts lead to predictable errors – predictable, that is, if we know what to watch out for. Did you know, for example, that we are naturally biased towards selling investments that are doing well for us, but holding on to those that are doing poorly? Or that we often select sub-optimal insurance payment plans, and routinely purchase insurance that we don’t even need? And why do so many of us fail to enroll in our employer’s corporate retirement plans, even when the employer offers to match our contributions? Behavioral finance is the study of these and dozens of other financial decision-making errors that can be avoided, if we are familiar with the biases that cause them. In this course, we examine these predictable errors, and discover where we are most susceptible to them. This course is intended to guide participants towards better financial choices. Learn how to improve your spending, saving, and investing decisions for the future....

Top reviews


Feb 25, 2020

Good course! There is just one thing I would improve here - an explanation of the mistakes after the tests are done. This improvement should increase the student`s understanding of specific topics.


May 2, 2018

This course was a very good sum up of Daniel Kahneman's thinking fast and slow. Definitely recommend to everyone who would like to know more about our flaws or would like to refresh your knowledge.

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By Andreas B

Jan 31, 2020

Good course and overview of behavioural finance.

By Alberto C C

Jan 10, 2019

Amazing course with many examples to explain it.

By Antonio S

Jan 15, 2022

Very good! Improving my investments abilities.

By Krishna A

Apr 26, 2020

Nice quick course. Concepts explained clearly!

By Carlos V

Oct 14, 2016

Excellent course if you plan to be an investor

By Anvi R

Jun 4, 2022

Informative and the quizzes were interesting

By Kaustubh M N

Jul 5, 2021

Very well structured course. Congratulations!

By Remo B

Jun 10, 2020

Very nice introduction to Behavioral Finance.

By Fabio A L C

Jun 16, 2017

Curso muito bom! Conceitos muito importantes!

By Diego D

Oct 5, 2020

¡Excelente curso! Insights muy interesantes.

By Saumitra V P

May 13, 2020

Wonderful Course. Great learning adventure .

By 王宣杰

Feb 17, 2020

I learned a lot and solved many of my doubts

By Muhammed R N

Jun 4, 2020

Outstanding and clear look into Beh Finance


May 14, 2020

very nice learning. But need more examples.

By Dr. J P M

May 4, 2020

Excellent Course for Finance Professionals.

By Tomoko C

Sep 2, 2021

using real life example was very helpful.

By Puneet G

May 23, 2021

Excellent learnings on behavioural Finance

By Karthikeyan S

Oct 23, 2020

Good course materials and helped me a lot

By Scalesse

Apr 13, 2019

Great introduction to behavioral finance!

By Ray A C

Mar 8, 2017

Great course, great topics, well covered!

By Cristian L S G

Dec 13, 2020

Amazing insights. Thanks for the course!

By Vonnell M

Nov 19, 2020

Challenging indeed - and a great format!

By Edmundo E

May 27, 2018

Excelente curso. Totalmente recomendado.

By Hamzeh D

Dec 2, 2023

Great course, very thorough and useful.

By Imbi P

Sep 9, 2021

Good course taught by Great Professors!