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The Center for Decision Research hosts regular events to promote the field of behavioral science and yield scientific discoveries with the potential to improve individual and social welfare.

See our upcoming events below, or view past events in our Think Better speaker series.  

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Mindmeld: A Mindworks Takeover with WBEZ

Saturday, June 04 10:00 AM
Mindworks - 224 S Michigan Ave

Mindmeld: A Mindworks Takeover | June 4, 10am-4pm

We're excited to announce that Mindworks is partnering with WBEZ for a day of scientific studies and activities at our discovery center and lab at 224 Michigan Avenue.

During Mindmeld: A Mindworks Takeover, visitors can engage with eight highly interactive exhibits that reveal known concepts from behavioral science. And by participating in research experiments, you can help drive discoveries on the frontiers of judgment and decision-making. Earn prizes from WBEZ and Mindworks for participating!

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Nudge for Good: Richard Thaler in Conversation with Greta Johnsen

Tuesday, June 07 6:30 PM
Hybrid: Gleacher Center or Zoom

Nudge for Good: Richard Thaler in conversation with Greta Johnsen

Mindworks and WBEZ offer a special opportunity to hear from bestselling author and Nobel Prize recipient Richard Thaler. Thaler will be joined in conversation by Nerdette host Greta Johnsen to discuss his groundbreaking work on nudges and choice architecture. You'll learn how situations alter people’s behavior in predictable ways and how to apply these insights to live a happier, healthier life.

In addition to hearing from one of the fathers of behavioral science, in-person attendees will have the opportunity to win various prizes, including signed copies of Nudge, WBEZ swag, and tickets to Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!


  • 5:45-6:30 pm Reception
  • 6:30-7:30 pm Richard Thaler in conversation with Greta Johnsen
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