With the Behavioral Research in Decision Making conference in town, now would be a good time for a lesson about defaults (which have long been a topic of study in the field). A default choice is an option that is selected automatically unless the decision maker specifies some alternative option. To learn everything you need […]
Month: June 2012
Behavioral Decision Theorists Descend on Boulder
More nerds are coming to Boulder. The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado is hosting two conferences next week: 1. The Behavioral Decision Research in Management conference (BDRM) brings together the best behavioral researchers. The topics of study are quite varied: Consumer behavior, organizational behavior, negotiation, managerial decision making, behavioral finance, experimental/behavioral […]
Laughter Medicine Is Serious Business
I recently visited Chicago to give a talk at the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. Here is a post with Joel Warner about the conference (Posted previously on Wired) CHICAGO — The 2012 Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor Conference is probably the only convention where it seems appropriate for a sock puppet to deliver […]
Would you drink this?
Thinking about magical thinking and disgust sensitivity… There were 32 tasks featured in the study. Here are a few of the more interesting ones: -Willingness to wear a Nazi hat. -Willingness to eat chocolate fudge in the shape of dog feces. -Willingness to put a fake gun to one’s head and pull the trigger .. […]