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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

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 Fernando R

Aug 21, 2017

A more in depth course would be great. this barely scratches the surface. but as an intro it works well.

By Kelsey S

Nov 7, 2020

Valuable information but the quizzes lack clarity and explanation. Would suggest auditing if anything.


Jul 11, 2020

The course content is extremely good but the answers and explanations to the quizzes must be provided.

By Eduardo E U V

Nov 27, 2018

You should divide week two in 2 or 3 weeks. The concepts are interesting but nor very well explained.

By R R

May 4, 2020

Certain concepts were not clear. Had difficulty in understanding the terms with appropriate examples

By Parv C

Sep 21, 2017

Not very easy to understand specially for someone without much background on finance and economics.

By Sara H

Jun 1, 2018

Good information provided. A little bit hard to keep up pay attention to the video lectures.

By Iurii O

Jun 23, 2020

Interesting topics, but the quality of the course, materials and tests is just disgusting.

By Vasiliki P M

Dec 28, 2020

Very interesting information but this course needs more videos for better understanding.

By Christian E L R

Aug 14, 2020

Its a little confusing, and the videos do no have all the material needed for the exams

By Scott B

May 16, 2018

Felt like most quiz questions were related to concepts not covered in the materials.

By Omar B

Aug 28, 2017

The lectures need to be improved and increased instead of putting more readings

By Eddie C

Nov 1, 2017

There could be more explanations of behavioural biases in each example given.


Jun 4, 2020

More videos, inclusive of illustrations, can improve it a lot

By Siddharth

Sep 8, 2018

Very light on content, but a useful intro course all the same

By Alejandro P

Nov 8, 2018

Promising, but too short. Also more readings than videos.

By Ramon M R

Nov 14, 2017

Topics on the exam were not covered in the material.

By Clarisse H M

Mar 5, 2018

I miss some definitions about the course.

By Stephanie

Jul 12, 2020

Study information could more detailed.

By Will

Apr 4, 2020



By shashank s

May 27, 2020

Nothing great as per my expectations

By Vivek R

Nov 16, 2020

Narrator should be how interactive


Apr 14, 2020

Videos should be more interactive

By Salah B

Sep 18, 2020

Need more explanation videos

By Anil J

Jan 9, 2021

It was mostly just notes .