By virtue of its broad interdisciplinary nature, the study of decision making covers work found in a variety of more traditional disciplines including psychology, cognitive science, economics, philosophy, computer science, and neuroscience. Professor Steven Sloman is the concentration advisor. Upon declaring, concentrators are also encouraged to speak with the appropriate area specialist from among those listed on the Behavioral Decision Sciences webpage.

Student Goals

Students in this concentration will:

  • Develop a foundation in the science of decision making
  • Acquire expertise in at least two of the core areas of decision making (psychology, economics, computer science, and philosophy)
  • Learn about applications of the science of decision making
  • Apply quantitative and other research methods
  • Produce a piece of integrative research

Department Undergraduate Group (DUG)

Student Leaders: Emma Wexler, Eleanor Bleiberg

Contact

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Steven Sloman