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Announcing the Spring 2020 Thaler-Tversky Research Grant Winners

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 5/27/2020 8:00:00 AM
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The Center for Decision Research is pleased to announce the latest recipients of the Thaler-Tversky Independent Research Grant for emerging scholars. Learn about the winners and their proposed projects.

CDR Research in the News: March & April 2020

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 5/15/2020 12:00:00 PM
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CDR faculty and their research were recently featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and other major publications. Catch up on recent CDR thought leadership.

Video: Think Better with Nicholas Epley

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 4/2/2020 4:24:14 PM
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Watch the video recording of Professor Nicholas Epley's Think Better webinar, "The Surprising Power of Social Connection." Epley explores the hazards of isolation and how to have more meaningful interactions in the era of social distancing.

Thaler-Tversky Independent Research Grant

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 3/18/2020 12:58:18 PM
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Submissions are now closed for the spring round of our independent research grant program for emerging scholars. This program supports new behavioral science research led by University of Chicago PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.

COVID-19 and CDR Operations

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 3/12/2020 2:14:47 PM
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In accordance with University guidance and to prioritize safety, the CDR has suspended lab operations and postponed events originally scheduled for spring 2020.

CDR Faculty & Students Travel to Huntington Beach for SCP 2020

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 3/8/2020 3:07:00 PM
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This year’s Society for Consumer Psychology Conference took place March 5-7 in Huntington Beach, California and featured work from 16 members of the Center for Decision Research community. Learn about their posters and presentations in this recap from post-doctoral researcher Margaret Echelbarger.

SPSP 2020 Highlights Work of 25+ CDR Scholars

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 3/5/2020 11:28:46 AM
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This year’s Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Conference in New Orleans featured research from more than two dozen members of the Center for Decision Research community, including plenary talks and award ceremonies.

CDR Research in the News: February 2020

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 2/28/2020 12:00:00 PM
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In February, CDR faculty were covered in The New York Times, Scientific American, The Economist, and Bloomberg Opinion. Catch up on recent CDR press coverage.

Recap: Think Better with Adam Alter (With Video)

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 2/21/2020 4:47:00 PM
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On Wednesday, February 19, the Think Better Speaker Series welcomed Professor Adam Alter, whose talk, “Irresistible: The Rise of Screens and the War for Attention,” delved into the behavioral science behind our cell phone obsession.

Richard Thaler Profiled on "Bloomberg Big Decisions"

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 2/6/2020 11:24:11 AM
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During his February 5 appearance on "Bloomberg Big Decisions," Dr. Richard Thaler discussed his upbringing, nudging for good (and evil), what inspired his break from traditional economics, and more.

CDR Research in the News: January 2020

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 2/1/2020 10:47:00 AM
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This month, CDR faculty were covered in the New York Times, Washington Post, Business Insider, and other publications. Catch up on recent CDR press coverage and podcast appearances.

Position Announcement: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 1/21/2020 10:32:31 AM
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The Center for Decision Research is now accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral researcher position at the intersection of psychology, economics and finance. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis through March 15, 2020.

CDR Hosts Open House

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 1/14/2020 12:44:37 PM
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Want to learn more about behavioral science? Join the Center for Decision Research on Wednesday, January 29 for an open house, featuring fascinating talks, prize giveaways, a pop-up lab, and more. Register today to reserve your spot!

CDR Research Featured in 40+ Sessions at SJDM Annual Meeting

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 12/9/2019 3:41:12 PM
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The Society for Judgment and Decision Making held its Annual Meeting Nov. 15-18 in Montreal. CDR's presence at the event continues to be sizeable. 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.

Announcing the Fall 2019 Thaler-Tversky Research Grant Recipients

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 12/4/2019 12:22:00 PM
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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.

The CDR Welcomes Post-Doctoral Speakers

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 11/20/2019 1:32:00 PM
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The CDR is pleased to host two upcoming talks by post-doctoral researchers. On Friday, Nov. 22, Jillian Jordan will present her research, “Understanding moralistic punishment and outrage through the lens of reputation," and Monday, Dec. 2 join Lauren Eskreis-Winkler for "Dear Abby: Should I Give Advice or Receive It?"

Think Better with Steve Wendel (with video)

Posted by Center for Decision Research on 11/19/2019 8:35:00 AM
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On November 6, 2019, the Think Better speaker series welcomed Dr. Steve Wendel, Head of Behavioral Science at Morningstar. His talk, “Challenges and Opportunities of Behavioral Science in Business,” explored findings from the world's largest survey of behavioral teams in business.

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