Welcome to the CAIDe Lab!  The Cognitive and Affective Influences in Decision making (CAIDe) Lab focuses on the affective and cognitive mechanisms that underlie decision making. We are currently particularly interested in numeric competencies and the processing of numeric and non-numeric sources of information, as well as the role of attention in judgment and choice. Although we often conduct hypothetical studies in the lab, we also get out in the “real world” and study the generalization of our theories to health, environmental, and economic judgments and decisions.

Featured CAIDe Lab News

CAIDe Lab Research Assistant Sara Baugher graduated with her Bachelor’s degree on May 3rd from OSU!  In the Fall, she will be attending Medical School at Wright State University.


Hayley Svensson, the CAIDe Lab Coordinator, will be attending Rutgers University in the Fall to pursue a Ph.D. in Social Psychology!


Tyler MacDonald will be attending Boston University in the Fall to pursue a Ph.D. in Marketing and Consumer Behavior!


CAIDe Lab Research Assistant Sara Pierce graduated with her Bachelor’s degree on December 15th from OSU!


The CAIDe Lab director, Dr. Ellen Peters, is now the Philip H. Knight Chair and Director of the Media Center for Science and Technology in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon!  She can be contacted at <ellenpet@uoregon.edu>.