What is the course about?
The role that money plays in our lives and our psychological relations to it need to be examined beyond the requirements for everyday financial competence and earning an income. For some, money is a means, to others, an end in itself. This course aims to examine a wide range of psychological orientations to and beliefs about money with a view to assisting participants to get a clearer understanding of their own ‘psychology of money’.
Please note that this is not a money management skills nor ‘get rich’ but a course on the psychological aspects of money, wealth and well-being.
What will we cover?
Attitudes towards money, saving & spending, investment, wealth, scarcity and povety.
Beliefs about money and relevant psychological models.
Behavioural finance, financial expectations, emotions, envy, greed, fear of missing out.
Money as means and end.
Some basic financial economics.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Outline some key attitudes towards and beliefs about money using examples from your own experience or illustrated by the observed behaviour of others.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will run in a seminar format with Q&A and discussion. There will be short presentations with slides and handouts followed by small group exercises involving simple questionnaires, discussion and peer-to-peer interviews. No work outside class. Some relevant material (slides, links) will be available online.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No extra costs. Note making equipment of your own choice.