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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 Wee K N

Mar 29, 2020

Very well done! Easy to understand with real-life examples.

By freyja g

Jan 19, 2017

it is a brill course which is interesting and full of magic

By Meng Z

Jan 16, 2022

I need more exact explanations for so many terminologies.

By Soungalo O

Apr 29, 2021

Beaucoup est très bien expliqué je remercie le professeur

By Ritesh K

Sep 3, 2021

Very Nice Couse . I found this course very informative .


Apr 7, 2020

Proper time schedule

specific Materials

Proper Explanation

By Hernan

Jul 10, 2019

Great course!! An in deep course with a lot of material.

By Полина А

Apr 26, 2020

Thank you, it was interesting, good examples and tasks!

By Ketan G

Sep 9, 2018

Nice and short

To the point

With great real life examples

By Larisa H

May 19, 2020

Indeed the materials are very useful and well-designed

By Zhongyuan Z

Apr 29, 2019

Great course! Learned a lot! Thank you for having me!

By Ricardo A V

Nov 29, 2016

A glimpse to our mental traps in the field of Finance

By Leandra L H

Feb 16, 2022

Muito bom o curso. Prático e com excelente conteudo!

By Sneha.S

Jun 1, 2020

Amazing course. The details and terms well explained

By Anton F

Jan 28, 2019

excellent, although some prior knowledge is welcome.


Jul 12, 2020

I love doing this course, It got me learning a lot.

By Arusi T

May 12, 2020

It was a very interesting course. very well taught.

By Janak R G

Jun 8, 2018

Amazingly designed to understand behavioral Finance

By Aditya h

Sep 6, 2016

great course ! lucid explanation of all the biases.

By Rams A

Sep 14, 2021

Everything you can learn from this course is gold.

By Ria G

Aug 29, 2018

Short and interesting. Would definitely recommend.

By R R

Sep 4, 2020

The journey was as interesting as the destination


Dec 30, 2019

nice course, helped me learn a ton about finance!

By Param S

May 17, 2019

It was a great experience completing this course.

By Çağlar K

May 21, 2020

Qualified course material and excellent content.