Funded Projects


Spring 2021

Gender manipulation - Xiaomin Bian

Do people think wildlife cheat? Applying rules of social exchange to understand decisions to kill wild animals - Shelby Carlson & Alia Dietsch

Social identity, gendered labor market, and female protectionism - Soohyun Cho

Drivers of over precision: Overweighting and correlation neglect - Jason Tayawa & Ancilla Marie Inocencio

Pushing up against the glass ceiling: Evaluation apprehension, cognitive biases, and gender - Zeynep Yavic

Cross-cutting exposure and social network heterogeneity - Kaitlin Engelbrecht & William Minozzi

Spring/Fall 2020

Modeling single-shot decisions - Blair Shevlin & Ian Krajbich

How charitable giving strategies affect the donation decision process - Nitisha Desai & Ian Krajbich

Filling the energy efficiency gap for the energy poor? An empirical study based on a survey experiment - Catherine Chen & Hongtao Yi

Fall 2019

Information (Acquisition) Cascade - O Sub Kwon

Experience sampling of financial and dietary decisions of chronically ill individuals  - Cäzilia Loibl, Sanja Ilic, Stephanie Moulton, Kui Xie, Melissa Ross

Metacognitive Certainty in Numeracy - Sara Pierce, Brittany Shoots-Reinhard, Richard Petty, & Ellen Peters

Is the Risky-Choice Framing Effect an Artifact of Mismatched Options? - Shiyu Dou & Michael DeKay

Spring 2019

Doing Good by Buying from a Peer? Consumer Decision Making in the Peer Economy - John Costello & Rebecca Reczek

Cooperate or Punish? An Analysis of the Public Goods Game with Teams - Mir Adnan Mahmood, Christina Gore, & John Kagel

Decision making and testamentary capacity in older adults - Christopher Nguyen, Cady Block, Amanda Kenepp

A Yardstick for Danger: Developing a Sensitive and Flexible Measure for Perceived Risk - Hugh Walpole &  Robyn Wilson

Electric vehicle subscriptions: exploring a new ownership model to remove structural barriers to adoption - Lee White & Andre Carrel

Fall 2018

Enjoyment Makes an Expert: The Impact of Enjoyment on Self-Perceptions of Expertise - Jake Teeny & Robert Smith

A Scale to Capture Logarithmic Magnitude Perceptions in Adults - Tyler MacDonald & Ellen Peters

Assessing the Influence of Decision Processes on Memory for Attribute Information - David Falco & Michael DeKay

Development and Evaluation of Adaptive Scales of Objective Numeracy and Numeric Self-Efficacy using Item Response Theory Two Parameter Logistic Model and Graded Response Model - Michael Silverstein & Ellen Peters

Breaking Habit through Digital Technology and Self-Monitoring Cues - Atar Herziger & Nicole Sintov

The Effects of Monetary and Non-Monetary Incentives on Worker Motivation - Hayley Svensson, Brittany Shoots-Reinhard, Tyler MacDonald, & Ellen Peters

Debiasing the Vaccine Certainty Effect - Shivangi Bhardwaj, Pär Bjälkebring, Michael Silverstein & Ellen Peters

Spring 2018

The Role of Auditory Attention in Simple Decision-Making - Rachel Gwinn & Ian Krajbich

Experimental Investigation Into the Effect of Learning on Recall in Consumer Search - Ben Casner & John Kagel

Development of a Motion Graphics Video for Debunking Myths about Contraceptive Safety among Women in Kingston, Jamaica - Breanne Butters & Maria Palazzi

Negative Decisions in Brazilian Portuguese - Scott Schwenter & Kendra Dickinson

Choosing for Others: The influence of Incentives, Similarity, and Previous Experience - Stephanie Smith & Ian Krajbich

Intra-Individual Coupling of Daily Stress and Daily Decision Making Competence - Pär Bjälkebring & Ellen Peters

Fall 2017

The Role of Peripheral Cues in Behavioral Response to Feedback for Food-Energy-Water Footprints - Ian Adams

Increasing Climate Change Belief Through Source Matching - Gillian Davis, Ellen Peters, & Brittany Shoots-Reinhard

Foreign Policy Elites and Public Opinion Diffusion in Social Networks - Elias Assaf

Testing the Behavioral Foundations of (Cautious) Expected Utility Theory - Ritesh Jain & Kirby Nielsen

Loser's Bliss? An Experimental Study of the Declining Price Anomaly - O Sub Kwon

Decision-Making Ability Beliefs - Nick O'Dell 

Spring 2017

Demonstrating the utility of meta-studies as an alternative to meta-analyses - Michael DeKay, Paul De Boeck, & Nataliya Rubinchik

Do short people work harder and smarter? The effect of stature on self-control and creativity - Lei Jia & Xiaoyan Deng

Diffusion Modeling of Social Learning in Information Cascades - Cameron Luther, Ian Krajbich, & Cary Frydman

Numeracy-related responding to numeric self-report scales - Amanda Montoya, Stephanie Smith, Jaime Gilden, Leanne Stanley, & Ellen Peters

Estimating impacts of food waste policy on consumer ordering, intake, and waste of food - Danyi Qi & Brian Roe

Can factual misperceptions be corrected? An experiment on public fear of terrorism - Daniel Silverman & Daniel Kent

Fall 2016

Attention and information partitioning in Game Theory: An eye-tracking study -  James Wei Chen & Ian Krajbich

Local partners for local problems: When does foreign security assistance undermine civilian support? - Austin Knuppe & Christopher Gelpi

Optimal Distinctiveness and Political Decision Making - Tyler MacDonald & Kathleen McGraw

Experimental tests of preference over uncertainty resolution -  Kirby Nielsen & John Kagel
Numeracy and STI/HIV outcomes in rural Malawi - Mary Kate Tompkins & Alison Norris
Debiasing the planning fallacy in college classrooms - Gleb Tsipursky

Spring 2016

Timing of communication - Puja Bhattacharya & Katie Coffman

Initial test of the human-agent team intention inference (HATii) model - Lorraine Borghetti & Zheng Joyce Wang

Multistage contest in teams with factions - Jeevant Rampal & John Kagel

Is informal risk-sharing sustainable under systematic shocks? Experimental evidence - Chang Xu & Mario Miranda

Drawing conclusions from distraction: Distracting ads cue - Daniel Zane & Robert Smith

Fall  2015

News consumption and its relations with editorial cues and political predispositions and personality traits - Elias Assaf & Christopher Gelpi

Values, issue difficulty, and political attitudes: The role of core values in political decision-making - Lauren Elliott-Dorans & Thomas E. Nelson

Expectation-based loss aversion in sequential search - Tanushree JhunjhunwalaJohn Kagel

Financial decision making: The case of borrowing among households in Nepal - Olga Kondratjeva & Stephanie Moultan

Spring  2015

The dynamics of social influence and its consequences for democratic decision-making - Lauren Ratliff & Paul Beck

Dimensions of charitable giving: The roles of perceived need and efficacy – Andy Luttrell & Richard Petty

Decision-making competencies: Measurement and relationship to STI/HIV in rural Malawian cohort - Kunuwo Fokong & Alison Norris

Fall  2014

Why are promises kept? - Puja Bhattacharya, Arjun Sengupta, & John Kagel

Genetic counselor/parent interactions in pediatric genetic counseling sessions - Nicole Lahner & Dawn C. Allain

No-regret equilibrium: An experimental study -  Jeevant Rampal & John Kagel

Understanding the school lunch decision -  Elizabeth Robison & Brian Roe

Spring  2014

Backroom or C-SPAN?: Examining the Effect of Transparency on Efficient Outcomes in Negotiation through Agents - Michael Nieset & Katie Baldiga Coffman

Disentangling the Foundations of Support and Opposition to Trade Policies - Wei-Ting Yen & Sara Watson

Intergroup Relations: Promoting Equality Enhances Cooperation and Reduces Hostility - Kathleen Powers & Richard Hermann

Investigating Patterns and Differences in Predecisional Information Distortion - Breann Erford & Michael DeKay

Arousal and memory for numbers in judgments over time - Mary Kate Tompkins & Ellen Peters

A “Natural” Experiment: Consumer Confusion and Food Claims - Christopher Simons, Efthimios Parasidis, & Neal Hooker

How Will Others Play This Game?: Heterogeneous Beliefs and Rational Non-Defection in Finite Games - Dimitry Mezhvinsky & John Kagel

Multi-Unit Auctions with Financially Constrained Bidders: An Experimental Study - Arkady Konovalov & John Kagel

Reference classes and sensitivity to likelihood levels - Alex Sinayev & Ellen Peters

Integrating One Health and Coupled Systems approaches to target rabies risk mitigation efforts among high-risk youth populations in northern Gondar, Ethiopia - Kristina Slagel & Robyn Wilson

Fall 2013

Towards zero waste at OSU: An exploratory study of students' decision making - Mark Moritz, Devin Griglik, & Mallory Ray

A gaming environment for BDM research - Robert Gore, Trisha Van Zandt, & Roger Crawfis

The crossover partisan power of religious rhetoric during foreign policy crises - Christopher Gelpi & Joshua Su-Ya Wu

The effect of a grand gesture on cooperation and forgiveness - Anthony Bradfield & Gabriel Englander

Do advantaged groups show different levels of cognition, learning and risk preferences from disadvantaged groups? - Puja Bhattacharya & John Kagel

Spring 2013

Communication and learning strategies in legislative bargaining - Andrzej Baranski

Measuring behavioral proximity to improve behavioral change strategies - Jeremy Brooks & Ellen Eilers

The politics of outrage: Emotions and party support in Hungary - Paul DeBell

Social norms in situations of strategic interaction - Alexander Gotthard-Real

Income equity, risk, and mobility: An experimental evaluation of competing hypotheses - Agnar Helgason & Vittorio Merola

Does status affect individuals' preference for competitive environment and risk-taking behavior? - Arjun Sengupta

Public reaction to provision of inaccurate information by political elites - Jakob Miller  


Numeracy and political decision making: Understanding variance in framing effects - Matthew Hitt & Vittorio Merola

How are foreign policy attitudes really structured? Attitude constraint and network structure - Joshua Kertzer & Kathleen Powers

I won't shop if you won't: An experimental analysis of boycotting and buycotting as conditional third-party punishment and reward - Dmitry Mezhvinsky

Individual vs. group level rewards in influencing consumption of an unfamiliar vegetable among young children - Matthew Pham & Brian Roe

Magnitude representations underlie decisions under risk and intertemporal choices - Dan Schley & Ellen Peters

Does group affirmation improve intergroup relations? - Eun Bin Chung & Richard Herrmann

Peer-to-peer financial advice - Lucas C. Coffman

Framing in a linear public goods game - Caleb A. Cox & Paul Healy

Boundaries of racial loyalty: Blame, exit, and social identity in the black body politic - Nyron N. Crawford & Ismail K. White

The ecological validity of heuristics in judgments of energy consumption - Dan R. Schley & Michael L. DeKay


Emergence of team reasoning as a function of ludic diversity - S.M. Amadae & Daniel Lempert

No news is good news? Voluntary disclosure in ultimatum game settings - Ulrike Denker, Ting Qu, Steven Schwartz, Christopher Ward, & Richard Young

Value from certainty: The effects of attitude certainty on willingness to pay - Richard Petty & Brittany Shoots-Reinhard