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Introduction to Behavioural Finance

State Bank of India via edX


The course is aimed at beginners who want to understand the complex, yet interesting aspects of behavioural finance. The course will start with an introduction to basics of behavioural finance and how it impacts financial markets. The most common self-deception biases, cognitive biases, and emotional biases will then be discussed at length with appropriate examples and real-life case studies. We will discuss the causes and potential measures required to manage these biases. We will also discuss loss aversion and herding biases which have a great impact on the minds of investors. The course concludes with a section on the impact of unforeseen circumstances on the behavioural aspects of finance.


Overview of Behavioural Finance

  • Entropic Mind Leading to Self-Deception
  • Cognitive Biases in Financial Decision Making
  • Emotional and Social Biases in Financial Decision Making

Taught by

Lakshmi R Srinivas, Rudrabhatla Lalitha, Pankaj Kumar Jalan, Dr. Bindu K Nambiar, Rahul Saxena, Rabindra Kumar Mohanty, Avinash Agrawal and G V Rao

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