Current Projects

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

How can we “nudge” decision-patterns in students to promote advantageous decision-making?

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