Learn about the numerous weaknesses of the human mind that impede decision making and enable persuasion to "pollute" of our decisions, as well as how to protect against these weaknesses.
This course will be taught via distance learning in Spring and Summer 2020, and we are pleased to offer participants a 20% discount for sessions starting in April and May 2020. Please email us at the email below to request a discount code.
Learn to decode the mind
The human brain is the most complex human organ, yet the mind has numerous weaknesses which hinder decision making. Understanding the mind's weaknesses can significantly improve decision making.
This course has been designed by multidisciplinary specialists, and incorporates important findings from psychological sciences, neuroscience, linguistics, and genetics. You will improve your knowledge of mind weaknesses; biases; attribution errors; memory in the context of decision making; attention; consciousness and control over behavior/decisions; metaphor; powerful vs. powerless language; lying and lie-detecting; honesty and dishonesty and mechanism; personality (relevant to decision making); mental health; individual differences; and minimising influences and protecting decision making.
You will learn from a multi-disciplinary expert with expertise in law, psychology, genetics and mind influences, and over 10 years of experience in delivering training in these areas.
Goldsmiths Psychology department is in the World Top 100 in the QS ranking for academic reputation. Papers by our academics are highly cited: our department ranks 55th in the world for the number of citations per published paper.
Is this course for me?
The course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn about human mind processes and persuasion and how they affect our decision making and behaviour. This knowledge would particularly benefit justice system stakeholders, and those wishing to gain advanced knowledge in communication.
Other recommended courses to be taken separately or in combination
Psychology and Law
Public Speaking and Presenting
Intermediate Public Speaking and Presenting
Learn more about the department, and view our other courses on the AIR homepage.
We are committed to providing reasonable teaching adjustments for students with disabilities that may impact on their learning experience. If you require adjustments, please complete the relevant section on the booking form and also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can respond to your requests as soon as possible.
Please note that our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable.
- 10% when a participant enrolls for more than one of our courses (at the same time)
- 20% UK students
- 25%Members of the UK Law and Society Association (UKLSA)
- If five people register from the same institution for the same intake, the fifth place is free
- Goldsmiths students, staff and alumni - email us for current discounts
As a University, we are able to offer our courses at minimum prices, and free of VAT - to make knowledge available to as wide audience as possible.
Refund policy: See AIR courses main page
Starting date, Saturday 30 May 2020
10-5pm | 1 day
Starting date, Friday 7 Aug 2020
10-5pm | 1 day
If you have any questions about this course please contact air (@gold.ac.uk) or call +44 (0)20 7078 5468.
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