Learning from irrationality
College Night at SUNY Oswego
About 70 colleges and universities will have admissions representatives available to answer questions from students and their families. An information session will give advice on how to navigate the college application process. Admissions and financial aid presentation begins at 5:45 p.m., college fair begins at 6:30 p.m. Free. 315-312-2250.
Location: Marano Campus Center auditorium, Room 132
Wednesday, April 26, 5:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bachelor of arts students present work featuring a variety of media including graphic design, illustration, digital media, sculpture, drawing, painting, ceramics and printmaking. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/parking. 315-312-2112. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Lobby, Penfield Library
Friday, April 28, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Men's Tennis vs. OCC (scrimmage)
Location: Romney Outdoor Tennis Courts
Wednesday, April 26, 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Men's Baseball vs. Oneonta
Location: Laker Baseball Field
Friday, April 28, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Economists had long assumed that individuals behave as rational agents. Behavioral economists and psychologists, however, have provided overwhelming evidence that individuals behave in ways that are consistently irrational in many circumstances. In this workshop, a variety of research findings by behavioral economists and psychologists concerning human rationality will be examined in terms of their implications for student motivation and learning. Among the topics to be examined are the effects of:
- status quo bias
- loss aversion
- hyperbolic discounting
- rewards and performance
- intrinsic and extrinisic motivation