An Introduction to Tversky and Kahneman’s Judgment under Uncertainty

Many factors determine a person's ability to make good decisions. A video summary of Judgment under Uncertainty by Tversky and Kahneman discusses the idea that mental shortcuts can lead errors in judgment. The portion of a larger playlist about the world's greatest ideas uses pictures and examples to help support its key points.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss what factors may cause learners to make a particular decision, such as whether to get into the water at the beach
  • Create a diagram to help illustrate the concept the video discusses
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires understanding of basic principles of psychology and terms such as cognitive bias and heuristics

  • Offers clear, well-paced narration
  • Uses a real-world analogy to help make the theory clearer

  • Attempts to pack in a lot of information at once without charts or other visuals to help make it easier to comprehend