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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 Lucilene A L

May 31, 2022

Legal! mas eu nao entendi o ingles!

By Myrella D

Oct 4, 2022

Curso explicativo e interessante!


Jul 18, 2020

More videos would have been better

By Sarthak V

May 12, 2020

The course material was excellent.

By Shubham S

Feb 15, 2018

Tests the understanding in depth.

By Bekindto1another “

Oct 3, 2023

Some good financial study here

By Frederick Y

Nov 4, 2022

How do I get my certificate

By Yap K W

Jun 11, 2020

Not very difficult to learn

By Bhargav P

Apr 16, 2020

Difficult but very valuable

By Andreas K

Jul 10, 2018

An interesting subject area

By Kwan W P

Apr 12, 2022

Quiz is not really helpful

By Pin H

Oct 10, 2019

worth the time to learn

By Yilin L

Dec 27, 2016



Aug 18, 2023

it was a great course

By Somyaa A

Oct 28, 2022

it was a good course

By Ahmed S A

Aug 22, 2019

great course and inte

By Yuki S

Sep 3, 2021

It was interesting

By Derek S

Jul 14, 2018

needs quiz answers

By John G I

Nov 2, 2022

very good course

By Nuno B

Feb 2, 2021

Short and sweet.

By Ashwin K T

Apr 20, 2018

Great content

By Prarabdha B

Aug 24, 2021

good course

By Mian F U

Aug 23, 2021

Quick intro

By Sharad K

May 25, 2017

Great Class!

By Anuj N

Apr 19, 2020

Very Useful