Understanding Human Decision Making

The center facilitates research and understanding on consumer behavior, the implications of decision making on public policy, and the neurological underpinnings of judgment and decision making.

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Get Involved in Online Studies

The center is continually recruiting people to participate in online studies. Recent studies have included completing interactive decision-making tasks, short cognitive tests, solving brain teasers, as well as answering questions about taking risks, the value of an improved environment and general questions about politics.

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Evaluating How People Make Decisions

Theory and research in the decision sciences has followed two paths: The first is normative or prescriptive, focused on specifying criteria for evaluating decisions and providing algorithms for achieving optimal outcomes; the second is descriptive, focusing on how people actually make decisions.

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Featuring Experts in Decision Science

The Center for Decision Sciences organizes workshops and speaker events throughout the year that feature experts in various aspects of the decision sciences. Join our mailing list to be notified about upcoming meetings and topics.

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The Newest in Decision Science

Find out about upcoming decision science events at Columbia and at partner schools, and gain insights into the latest research in the field from our expert faculty.

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Center for Decision Sciences

Columbia Business School
310 Uris Hall
3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027-6902

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