Unusual Asian Disease Outbreak

There has been an outbreak of an unusual Asian disease.  Which policy is best based on the scientific estimations of how many people will be saved?  This activity uses this example with poll everywhere (polleverywhere.com) technology to demonstrate framing and prospect theory.  On the first day of class, students were given two different handouts, each phrasing the question of which policy program the students would prefer in a different way.  Students text in their answers, and their responses are used in a later lecture on prospect theory to demonstrate that responses vary based on framing affects.  This illustrated the concept of the relative power of gains and losses in prospect theory.  To see the handouts and the lecture, click the "Resources" tab.