PEDL is just getting off the ground in Fall 2017-Spring 2018!
We are currently investigating the relationship between childhood adversity and decision patterns such as temporal discounting, risk aversion, and the framing effect.
Future Projects & Questions
Can we reliably use spontaneous eye blink rate (using BioPac SL) as a measure of dopamine levels?
Does spontaneous eye blink rate correlates with decision patterns (i.e., risk-taking, temporal discounting)?
Do economic decision patterns (e.g., intertemporal choice) predict
- substance use/abuse in college students?
- student debt
Can we influence decision-patterns by asking participants to adopt different mindsets or exposing them to different contexts?