Professor Scott Huettel, Ph.D.

Professor Scott  Huettel
  • Duke University
  • Duke University
Understanding how people make decisions is one of the deepest challenges in current science – one that has implications for everything from how our brains function to how societies flourish in an interconnected world.

Professor Scott Huettel is the Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. He earned his Ph.D. from Duke in Experimental Psychology and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in functional brain imaging and decision science at the university’s medical center. He is also the founding Director of the Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Science. Professor Huettel is a leading researcher at the intersection of behavioral economics and neuroscience. His laboratory uses a combination of behavioral, genetic, physiological, and neuroscience techniques to discover the neural mechanisms that underlie higher cognition, with a focus on economic and social decision making. He is an author of more than 100 scientific publications, including articles in Science, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Neuron, Psychological Science, and other top journals in several fields. His research has been featured in CNN, Newsweek, Money magazine, NPR Science Friday, and many other media outlets. He is lead author on a primary textbook in neuroscience, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and he is a coeditor of the textbook Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience. Professor Huettel is a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Duke University Graduate School, and has been recognized as one of the top 5 percent of undergraduate instructors at Duke.

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"Professor Huetell was easy to listen to and delivered a nearly flawless presentation. He did an admirable job at tying the information together and summarizing the main points."

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10 Courses and Sets

  1. Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide Sale

    Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide

    Scott Huettel
    4.2 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (28)
    Save up to $205.00 Starting at $34.95 $254.95 $34.95$254.95
    Behavioral economics is the scientific study of decision making, and of the related topics of valuation, exchange, and interpersonal interactions. Drawing on methods from psychology, sociology, neurology, and economics, this remarkable discipline illuminates one of the most deeply fundamental activities of human existence: the decision process. In Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide,...
  2. Special Collection - 36 Big Ideas Collection

    Special Collection - 36 Big Ideas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    2.8 out of 5
    30% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (13)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    The Great Courses has introduced millions of lifelong learners to some of the biggest ideas out there. Enjoy a collection of 36 lectures specially curated from some of our most popular courses and get a fresh learning experience in a wide range of disciplines. Religious writings that may have been forged; a universal template of world myths; the science of tasting colors—Join us for an intriguing tour of big ideas!
  3. (Set)  Behavioral Economics & Neuroscience of Everyday Life Set

    (Set) Behavioral Economics & Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  4. (Set) Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide & Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making  Set

    (Set) Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide & Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Improve your decision-making skills for your financial and personal life when you combine Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide and Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making.
  5. (Set)  Behavioral Economics & Understanding Investments Set

    (Set) Behavioral Economics & Understanding Investments

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  6. (Set) Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide & Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior  Set

    (Set) Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide & Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Gain a deeper understanding of the world’s financial news and a firmer grasp on your own finances when you complete these two courses. In Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide, examine the process of decision making as it relates to economic choices. In Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior, delve into other decisions we make in our lives that affect our happiness,...
  7. (Set) Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide & Unexpected Economics  Set

    (Set) Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide & Unexpected Economics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Probe the most interesting questions of economics with this set of courses. In Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide, examine the decision process and why it is so interesting to economists. In Unexpected Economics, explore topics like voting, obesity, and the Olympic Games and how they tie back to economics.
  8. (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas Set

    (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $499.90 $499.90$499.90

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  9. (Set) Economics of Uncertainty & Behavioral Economics Set on sale

    (Set) Economics of Uncertainty & Behavioral Economics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $436.00 Starting at $61.90 $524.90 $61.90$524.90
    Uncover intriguing connections between financial uncertainty and the psychology of economics with this set of courses. First, learn how to plan for and weather uncertain financial situations with The Economics of Uncertainty. Then, dig into the fascinating world of behavioral economics, and how you can gain the tools to make better decisions with Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide.
  10. (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History Set

    (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $399.90 $399.90$399.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Begin by exploring 36 ideas – philosophy, science and more – that have changed the face of civilization. Then, dive into ancient history and hopscotch around the world and across time to experience the fascinating variety of what the past has to offer.