Behavioral Finance Curriculum – What Topics and Teaching Approaches to Utilize in a Course?
Fourth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics, September 2012
43 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2012
Date Written: September 21, 2012
This is a PDF file of ‘Behavioral Finance Curriculum – What Topics and Teaching Approaches to Utilize in a Course?’ slides from a presentation at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics, September 18-21, 2012, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York.
This special session provided conference attendees a unique perspective of what topics and teaching approaches to utilize for developing curriculum in behavioral finance and financial psychology. The content of this special session presented can be applied to an individual course in behavioral finance or a traditional finance course (e.g. personal finance, investments) with specific subject matter in behavioral finance.
This special session covered four main issues: 1) What basic topics to cover in a behavioral finance course at the undergraduate level? (The current list of topics in the behavioral finance and financial psychology literature is over 125 emerging areas of study.) 2) What type of unique teaching approaches (methodologies) can be utilized in behavioral finance courses that are different than a traditional (standard) finance course? 3) What specific learning resources (books, online sources, etc.) are available for teaching this type of course? 4) A Case Study: How to develop a course in the Psychology of Money for non-business majors at the undergraduate level?
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Keywords: Education, Learning, Teaching, Coursework, Finance Students, Curriculum, Undergraduate, Behavioral Finance, Standard Finance, Financial Psychology, Investments, Topics, Subject Matter
JEL Classification: A12, D81, G00, G30, G10, M00, M10, M41
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