What is Behavioural Science?

What is Behavioural Science?

For compliance to be effective, we need a good understanding of how our brains work. Christian introduces the basics of Behavioural Science; the study of human decision-making. He will outline why human risk is important to consider, provide an introduction to Behavioural Science and cover some relevant source material, such as "Thinking Fast & Slow".
Overview

Behavioural Science explores the real reasons, we make the decisions that drive us to do the things we do. Understanding how our brains work can help us to be more productive and live more enjoyable lives.

Key learning objectives:

  • Define BeSci, and identify when it may be useful

  • Why has it become so popular?

  • Describe Systems 1 and 2, and explain how they interact

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Christian Hunt

Christian Hunt

Christian is the founder of Human Risk, a Behavioural Science led Consulting and Training Firm. Previously, Christian was Managing Director at UBS, and Head of Behavioural Science (BeSci), within the Bank’s Risk function. Prior to joining UBS, he was Chief Operating Officer at the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority.

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