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Lecture 1: Cognitive bias and heuristics

Cognitive bias There are many factors related to the individual difference in making decisions. Let’s start with the concept of cognitive bias. ‘Bias’ here does not simply mean an error …

Lecture 2: Framing effect

The decision frame Tversky and Kahneman found that the scenario of decision-making also plays a critical role. The decision frame shows us that how questions and options are described, is …

Lecture 1: Risk and decision-making

Risk? In this step, you will learn the concepts of risk and recognize the theoretical framework of decision-making under risk. There is always uncertainty in the outcome of treatment. So …

Lecture 2: Utility

Pros and cons How do the patients make a comparison between different options? Can these options be scored? There is a way to score each option and make a comparison, …

Lecture 1: Basic concepts

Motivation and decision-making Now we begin the fourth session, which will focus on the issues of motivation and decision-making of dental patients. After this class, you will learn some basic …

Lecture 2: Emotion and social interaction

Social interaction In the final section, we will look into some issues about social interaction and comparison. We all know that pain and pleasure are derived from physical interaction with …

Lecture 1: Anger and frustration

In this session, we will focus on negative emotions. After this class, you will learn more concepts about emotion and social interaction, which are closely associated with patient-dentist communication. Before …

Lecture3: Catastrophizing

It is not uncommon to hear about the stories of a ‘catastrophized patient’, who screams or cries during dental treatment. But here catastrophizing is defined from the sense of cognitive …

Lecture2: Anxiety

When patients show their anxiety, we need to clarify if that relates more to their personal trait or if that relates more to the state or both. In fact, there …

Lecture 1: Fear

Which one may be a threat to you… a spider, or an attacker in a computer game? How do we ‘know’ something is threatening? And how can we acquire fear? …

Lecture 2: Threat-related experience

Speaking of the dentist, many people may feel fear and anxiety. But actually, they are not the same. How do we identify if patients show fear or anxiety? What will …

Lecture 1: Basic concepts

Welcome to the third session of Brain, Behaviour, and Dentistry. We hope you enjoy this course just as we do. We will start with the issues of emotion, which is …

Lecture 1: Factors related to ‘good memory’

Real Application We hope you are still staying with us on the learning journey. In this step, you will learn the factors that facilitate memory and help patient-dentist communication, and …