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 Adam Alter
On Wednesday, February 19, the CDR welcomed Adam Alter, associate professor of marketing at NYU's Stern School of Business, for his talk on the behavioral science behind our obsession with screens. Read the event recap to see what you missed. Read More
CDR Hosts Open House
On Wednesday, January 29, the Center for Decision Research welcomed more than 125 Booth community members for an open house featuring fascinating talks, prize giveaways, a pop-up lab, and more.Read More
CDR Featured at Society for Judgment and Decision Making Annual Meeting
The Society for Judgment and Decision Making held its Annual Meeting Nov. 15-18 in Montreal. CDR's prominence at the event continues: more than 40 talks & posters featured work by CDR faculty & students. The CDR also sponsored the Women in SJDM networking event and hosted a CDR reunion dinner.Read More
Fall 2019 Thaler-Tversky Research Grant Recipients
The Center for Decision Research is pleased to announce the newest recipients of the Thaler-Tversky Independent Research Grant for emerging scholars. Learn about the winners and their proposed research projects. Read More
Think Better with Stephen Wendel
On Nov. 6, the CDR welcomed Stephen Wendel, Head of Behavioral Science at Morningstar, for his talk, "Challenges and Opportunities of Behavioral Science in Business." Read more about his talk and watch the full video.Read More (with video)
The Center for Decision Research Welcomes New Faculty
Three new assistant professors join the CDR community: Shereen Chaudhry, Joshua Dean, and Celia Gaertig.Read More
Nicholas Epley Partners With BBC to Replicate Groundbreaking Study
CDR faculty director Nicholas Epley found that in both the U.S. and the U.K., when commuters talk with strangers on public transportation, both people report feeling happier.Read more
Linda Ginzel Honored with the 2019 Hillel J. Einhorn Award
Linda E. Ginzel, Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology, has been honored with the 2019 Hillel J. Einhorn Award in recognition of her exceptional teaching in the Executive MBA Program Asia, at Booth’s Singapore campus.Read More
Research Highlights, 2013–2018
Highlights from the work of CDR Researchers. The articles here were originally published in the Chicago Booth Review, which publishes research-driven insights on business, policy, and markets.
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
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
In the fall of 2018, PIMCO and the CDR announced a partnership in support of CDR’s behavioral science research. In recognition of this investment in research, Chicago Booth’s CDR laboratories were renamed the PIMCO Decision Research Laboratories.
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