The psychology of making decisions – Wednesday 8th May, 6pm



Should I have a tea or a coffee in the morning? Should I marry this person? Is this defendant guilty or innocent? Should I undergo this risky operation? From the banal, to the weighty, pretty much everything we believe or do is the result of a decision making process occurring in our brains. Because of this central role, psychologists and economists have long been trying to understand how we make decisions.

In this talk, Dr Ben Vincent (University of Dundee), will outline how people think about decisions. He’ll cover a number of examples that demonstrate the popular viewpoint that our decision making is flawed and irrational, but then highlight new thinking that we are in fact more coherent in our decision making than we’ve previously been lead to believe.

Join us at our regular venue, the delightful Infusion coffee shop, inside Dundee Science Centre. Doors open at 5.00pm when the coffee shop will be serving drinks and decisions.

 This is a FREE event and EVERYONE IS WELCOME. There is no need to book in advance but please arrive early to avoid disappointment.