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 2018 Workshop Schedule

Location: Chicago Booth Harper Center, Classroom C06
Time: Mondays, 10:10–11:30 a.m., Wednesdays, 11:45 a.m.–1.15 p.m

Monday, March 26

Postdoc & Student Presentations
Stephanie Chen, Mike Kardas and Amit Kumar
University of Chicago

Monday, April 2

Lauren Block
Professor of Marketing
Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College
"The Role of Essence Loss: How Sharing Affects Perceived Product Efficacy"
paper 1, paper 2

Monday, April 9


Rick Larrick
Professor of Management and Organization
Duke University
"Blinding Curiosity:  Exploring the Choice to “Blind” in Evaluative Judgments"

Monday, April 16


Aner Sela
Professor of Marketing
University of Florida
"Not My Type: Why Affective Decision-Makers are Reluctant to Make Financial Decisions"

Monday, April 23

Daniel Oppenheimer
Professor of Social and Decision Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University
"Metaphor and Political Ideology: The Link Between Helicopter Parenting and Political Attitudes"

Monday, April 30

Rebecca Hamilton
Professor of Marketing
Georgetown University
"Should I Pay for This Purchase or Redeem Points? Effects of Loyalty Program Design on Consumer Decisions to Redeem Points"

Monday, May 7


Monday, May 14

Szu-chi Huang
Associate Professor of Marketing
Standford University
"Social Information Avoidance: When, Why, and How it is Costly in Goal Pursuit"

Monday, May 21

Anat Keinan
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School
"The Imposter Syndrome from Luxury Consumption"

Many CDR members may also be interested in the schedule for the Marketing Workshop series.

Welcome to the 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.

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