Center for Decision Research
The Center for Decision Research is devoted to the study of how individuals form judgments and make decisions. Researchers at the center examine the processes by which intuition, reasoning, and social interaction produce beliefs, judgments, and choices. Understanding how and why people make decisions has important applications in a range of contexts, including management, marketing, finance, and public policy.
THINK BETTER with Angela Duckworth
On April 17, 2019, the CDR welcomed psychologist and best-selling author Angela Duckworth, who presented her talk, "Strategic Self-Control," followed by a discussion.Read more
THINK BETTER with David Yokum
As part of the THINK BETTER series, David Yokum, Director of the Policy Lab at Brown University, delivered his talk, "Behavioral Science and Public Policy: Mapping the Next Five Years" on Feb. 13, 2019. Watch The Video
THINK BETTER with Sendhil Mullainathan
On November 28, CDR faculty member Sendhil Mullainathan presented on the “The Self-Driving Mind.” He was the inaugural speaker in our THINK BETTER series. Watch the Video
Chicago Booth Behavioral Scientists Receive Award for Influential Research
Chicago Booth behavioral scientists receive award for influential research.Read More
Nobel Prize Winner 2017
Richard H. Thaler wins Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.Read More
Second Science Project
CDR partners with The Second City.Read More
A Partnership to Guide Wiser Decision-Making
CDR is partnering with PIMCO to enhance research facilities in Chicago and better understand human judgement and decision-making. CDR’s labs will be renamed the PIMCO Decision Research Laboratories.