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Events Archive

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.

Think Better

The Think Better speaker series explores how insights from behavioral science affect society, shape policy, impact business, and improve individual lives. The topics are relevant to anyone interested in understanding why people think, judge, choose, and act as they do.

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Think Better: With Stephen Wendel

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 5:30 PM
Gleacher Center

Steve WendelJoin us on November 6, 2019 as the Center for Decision Research welcomes Stephen Wendel, Head of Behavioral Science at Morningstar, as part of the Think Better speaker series. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required.

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"Challenges and Opportunities of Behavioral Science in Business"

Behavioral teams have proliferated through the private sector, from small consulting shops to major corporations like Walmart and Pepsi Co. Steve Wendel will present results from the largest survey of behavioral teams in the world, which he recently conducted with the Behavioral Science Policy Association. He'll share an overview of how behavioral science is being applied, the landscape of job opportunities, and the key challenges and opportunities these teams face.

About the Speaker

Dr. Steve Wendel is a behavioral social scientist who studies how digital products can help individuals manage their money more effectively. He currently serves as the Head of Behavioral Science at Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research. At Morningstar, he leads a team of behavioral scientists and practitioners to conduct original research on savings and investing behavior, applies behavioral insights to Morningstar’s products and services, and frequently speaks with the media and industry groups on these topics. He is the author of two books on applied behavioral science: Designing for Behavior Change (2013) and Improving Employee Benefits (2014). Wendel holds a BA from U.C. Berkeley, a Master’s from Johns Hopkins-SAIS, and a PhD from the University of Maryland, where he analyzed the dynamics of behavioral change over time.

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Think Better: With Adam Alter

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 5:30 PM
Gleacher Center

Adam AlterJoin us on February 19, 2020 as the Center for Decision Research welcomes Adam Alter, Associate Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, as part of the Think Better speaker series. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required (registration details will be posted closer to the event date).

Adam Alter is an Associate Professor of Marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business, with an affiliated appointment in the New York University Psychology Department. He’s the author of Irresistible (March, 2017), which considers why so many people today are addicted to many modern behaviors, and Drunk Tank Pink (2013), which investigates how hidden forces in the world around us shape our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. He has also written for the New York Times, New Yorker, Washington Post, Atlantic, WIRED, Slate, Huffington Post, and Popular Science. He received his Bachelor of Science (Honors Class 1, University Medal) in Psychology from the University of New South Wales and his MA and PhD in Psychology from Princeton University.

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Think Better: With Alissa Fishbane

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:30 PM
Gleacher Center

Alissa FishbaneJoin us on April 29, 2020 as the Center for Decision Research welcomes Alissa Fishbane, Managing Director at ideas42, as part of the Think Better speaker series. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required (registration details will be posted closer to the event date).

Alissa Fishbane is a Managing Director at ideas42, a global nonprofit using behavioral science to design scalable solutions for social impact in over 35 countries. Previously she was Managing Director of Deworm the World, Latin America Director and founding Mexico Country Director for Innovations for Poverty Action, and a Senior Director at City Year. Alissa graduated with honors in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley and has a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.