Research areas of particular strength within the department include: behavioral decision research, experimental economics, technology and innovation, international relations, and complex adaptive social systems. As this list indicates, members of the department stress the development of theories of social phenomena that do not always fit neatly into traditional disciplinary boundaries. There is a complementary emphasis on the empirical testing of theory, leading to a common concern with methodology. Much of the research in the department has important public policy implications.
Center for Risk Perception and Communication
Professors Downs, Bruine de Bruin, Caruso, Casman, Fischbeck, Fischhoff, Morgan and Krishnamurti
Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory
Professor Cleotilde Gonzalez
The Center for Behavioral Decision Research
Professors Alessandro Acquisti and George Loewenstein