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Delve into behavioural science and human behaviour
Why do we act in the ways that we do, and how can we apply our understanding of human behaviour to the world of business?
This four-week course will help you explore the discipline of behavioural science and how we can apply this understanding to human behaviour and the world of business.
You’ll learn how to utilise effective messengers, understand the influence of socio-cultural norms, and recognise the role of the ego better to serve the needs of your employees and customers.
Understand nudging and the rational model
You’ll explore behavioural economics and what we know about how people make decisions.
This will help you identify the shortcomings of the rational model of human behaviour and give you an understanding of heuristics and biases.
Through a number of case studies, you’ll also learn about nudging and the rationale for using it.
Explore the importance of messengers
You’ll learn how vital it is to choose the right messenger and the influence of those who communicate information.
Exploring the main characteristics and differences between hard and soft messengers, you’ll learn how to choose the right one to communicate an effective message.
Learn how to harness norms and ego
You’ll understand the definition of norms, and how and why people follow them. With this knowledge, you’ll learn how to apply and harness positive norms to specific audiences.
You’ll also identify ways to harness ego to create desired behaviours.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to demonstrate how to leverage effective behaviour change using different social and psychological factors.