Behavioral Science Workshops - Center for Decision Research | Chicago Booth

Behavioral Science Workshops

Invited guests, faculty, and students present current research in decision-making and judgment in our workshop series. The emphasis of our workshop series is on behavioral implications of decision and judgment models.

Spring 2021 Workshop Schedule

When: Mondays 10:00–11:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted)
Who can attend: Workshops are open to CDR faculty, researchers, staff, and students, plus invited guests. Additional requests to attend the workshop are handled on a case-by-case basis. Please email if you’d like to attend. 
Where: Zoom - link will be emailed to attendees before the event.


Monday, April 12, 2021

Hyo Gweon
Stanford University

"Curious, cooperative, and communicative: How we learn from others and help others learn"

Humans are not the only species that learns from others, but only humans learn and communicate in rich, diverse social contexts, build repertoires of abstract, structured knowledge. What makes human social learning so distinctive, powerful, and smart?  In this talk, I will present a series of studies that reveal the remarkably curious minds of young children, not only about the physical world but also about others and themselves; children are curious about what others do & what their actions mean, what others know & what they ought to know, and even what others think of them and how to change their beliefs. The results collectively paint a picture of young children as active social learners who voraciously yet intelligently gather useful information from others to learn about the world, and generously share what they know with those around them. 

Pre-reading: "Inferential Social Learning: How humans learn from others and help others learn"


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Nickola Overall
University of Auckland

Title and description TBA.


Monday, May 10, 2021, *9:40-11 a.m.*

Michele Gelfand
University of Maryland

Title and description TBA.


Monday, May 17, 2021

Steven Roberts
Stanford University 

Pre-reading: "The Psychology of American Racism"


Monday, May 24, 2021

Uri Simonsohn

Title and description TBA.


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