Portugal, Lisbon

Persuasion, Choices and Consumer Behaviour

when 2 July 2014 - 25 July 2014
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1100

Integrated within the Summer School Lisbon 2014 project, this programme exposes students to selected topics in consumer behaviour and the methodologies used in their research.

Ever wondered if subliminal messaging is possible? Can people be influenced outside of their conscious awareness? How well do you have to know someone/observe a situation to understand what is going on in it? How well are you able to deal with persuasion attempts? And why is it that tasks always end up taking longer than we thought they were going to? This programme turns to research in consumer behaviour for answers to these, and many other questions.

Course leader

Programme Director: Professor António Robalo

Summer Schools Coordinator: Ana Raquel Ferreira

Target group

Master and advanced undergraduate students.

Course aim

At end of this programme, students shoul be able to:

- Become acquainted with the basic research in selected topics in consumer behaviour;

- Become acquainted with the applications of that basic research to further contexts and domains;

- Understand the methodologies used in developing the above-mentioned research.

Fee info

EUR 1100: Fee includes: tuition; course materials; team-building event; classes of Portuguese History and Culture; classes of Survival Portuguese Language; company visits; use of the library, PC labs and ISCTE-IUL facilities; public transportation card for one month in Lisbon; organization of leisure activities; airport pick-up service; welcome and farewell dinner.


There is no scholarship available for summer schools.