Research in Applied Decisions Lab

The mission of the RAD lab is to uncover the psychological processes that drive choice in uncertain and dynamic environments, with the aim of addressing the real-world challenges faced by experts in applied domains.

Our research bridges basic and applied research traditions. Cognitive-ethnographic work (naturalistic observations and surveys) helps to refine research questions and orient theory development in directions that provide explanatory power in applied settings. Laboratory experimentation allows for the development of more detailed and meaningful theories to explain decision making outside the laboratory.

Our research is transdisciplinary. We work closely with domain experts, such as Earth scientists and engineers, to ensure the ecological validity of the questions we ask, and the stimuli we test.

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