PEDL is the UW-Platteville Emotion & Decision-Making Lab

PEDL investigates judgment and decision-making. More specifically, we study how contexts impact or relate to decision-making patterns such as the willingness to take risks or delay gratification. “Context” is defined broadly and may be sociological (i.e., childhood adversity, SES), demographic (i.e., age, collision/noncollision athletes), emotion-based (i.e., positive/negative outcomes, use of heuristics/biases), cognitive (i.e., frames, mindset, decision attributes), or situational (i.e., social).

We also measure physiology associated with decision-making, such as heart rate variability. The goal of this research is to characterize the psychophysiological correlates of decision-making patterns.

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