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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Behavioral Finance by Duke University

3,888 ratings

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


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.


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.

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By Stefanos P

Apr 19, 2020

Emma Rasiel the best!


Mar 22, 2021

Very good lecturers.

By Venkatesh R

Sep 5, 2020

Quite informative :)

By Arun k S

May 3, 2020

wonderful course !!!

By Henry C D

Sep 1, 2020

Awesome experience!

By Hrithik k

Aug 23, 2020

was very beneficial

By Fernando F L

Apr 24, 2019

Excelente conteúdo.


Mar 1, 2018

Recomiendo el curso

By Isaac H

Jul 26, 2021

Excellent course!

By ZhouXiaolong

Jul 24, 2021

exExcellent course

By Enoch P

Jul 17, 2021

Very informative.

By Tracy V

Oct 2, 2019

Great course. Well

By yunan y

Feb 6, 2019

Interesting Course

By René A M

Apr 24, 2018

Really good course

By Marcus C

Apr 23, 2017

Excellent course!!


Mar 26, 2022

Excellent Course!

By Rouba C

Jun 23, 2021

very informative!

By Claire C

Sep 3, 2020

Great discovery !

By Nasario M

Jul 7, 2020

Excellent Course!

By John C

Jan 15, 2020

Excellent course.

By Ashwini. K

Sep 14, 2019

Wonerful Learning

By Fabio C M

Oct 21, 2017

Excellent course!

By Diego C B

Jul 10, 2017

Very Good Course!

By Aliya T

May 6, 2017

Excellent course!

By Jie C

Oct 23, 2016

Very interesting!