Nathaniel Posner (Lab Manager)
Nathaniel (or Nate) graduated with a BA in psychology, with a minor in economics, from Vassar College in May 2019. During his sophomore and junior years he conducted a study examining financial literacy and self-efficacy. The summer after his junior year he worked in the Decision Neuroscience lab at Yale University, examining differences in risk and ambiguity preferences in monetary and food domains. For his senior thesis he examined variation in personality, psychopathology, and loneliness of users of various subcommunities of the social networking and content-aggregation website Reddit. He is interested in choice architecture, time and risk preferences across domains, and the interactions of nudges with individual differences. He has worked at CDS since June 2019.