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Psychology of Cognitive Biases: Examining Human Thinking

How does the brain make 'short cuts' and default options? How does it copes with shortages of time or information? This class will discuss questions like these and explore the thinking that humans often don't think about!
Dr Steph Acaster
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Class Experience

Students will learn the names and features of several cognitive biases and understand how these can affect their own and others' thinking.
I completed a PhD in Psychology, with a focus on Cognitive Neuroscience and Visual Perception, giving me a thorough knowledge of Cognitive and Biological Psychology.
I have been working as a full time online tutor for GCSE (UK age 14-16 curriculum) and A-level (UK age 16-18 curriculum) since February 2018.
No required homework, however, discussion on the classroom page between classes is welcomed and encouraged.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class will take an academic approach to examining some common psychological effects. In some sessions, concepts such as stereotyping, prejudice, authority and obedience, will be discussed with examples. If you have a query about any class topic, please feel welcome to message to discuss before the relevant class.
The following resources would be useful for anyone who would like to do additional study on this topic:


Dr Steph Acaster
Lives in the United Kingdom
Online Educator and Psychology PhD graduate #UKteacher
200 total reviews
270 completed classes

About Me

I love learning, and I enjoy exploring knowledge and finding new ways to combine topics or teach them in different ways. I am a full-time online educator and I teach a range of subject areas, including Psychology, Math(s), Biology, and... 
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