Emelie De Boussard

Emelie De Boussard

Are You Really In Control - of Your Own Decisions?

Emelie Deboussard teaches animal behavior on a daily basis as a vocational teacher at Realgymnasiet. Emelie runs her own business as well, Kognitionsetologerna where she combines ethology and cognitive science to explain why animals do as they do. Horses and their behavior has always been of extra interest.

Are we really in control – of our own decisions?

Can you explain why you make a certain decision? How come you find chocolate next to the cashiers in the food market? And how does those mind reading shows really work? In thi presentation Emelie will discuss choice making from a cognitive science perspective. We’ll have a look at human decision making and how we can use it when we are working with behavior and attitude change. There will also be some time for decision making in animals and it’s ecological value for the individual as well as the group.