Ian is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Economics at OSU. Before moving to Columbus, Ian was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Zurich, with Ernst Fehr. Prior to that, Ian spent ten years at Caltech, earning his Ph.D. in Behavioral and Social Neuroscience with Antonio Rangel, Colin Camerer, Ralph Adolphs and John Ledyard, his M.Sc. in Social Science, and his B.Sc. in Physics and Business Economics & Management.
Rachael is a fourth-year graduate student coming from UC Davis, where she received her BA in psychology. She is interested in researching how decision making can be affected by past experience and attention. Additionally, she is interested in how personal preference, and subsequent decisions based on these preferences, can be influenced through implicit learning and neurofeedback.
Steph is a fourth-year graduate student in the decision psychology program. She completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology, Economics, and Mathematics at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Steph is fascinated by how people make financial and consumer decisions for themselves and ultimately, how this process compares to the practice of surrogate decision-making.
Daniel is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics. His primary research interests include behavioral and experimental economics. He is interested in the ways people abstract away from rational decision-making and the impact this causes to society.
Nitisha is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is interested in modeling of decision-making processes, especially moral decision making.
Blair is a Ph.D. student in Decision Psychology. Blair received his Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from Towson University where he conducted research related to reasoning, risk comprehension, and traffic safety. His research interests involve modeling value-based decision making. He is currently working on projects related to modeling the impact of explicit information on the decision process.
Former Lab Members
Aidan Makwana, Nestle Corporation
Arkady Konovalov, Postdoc at the University of Zurich
James Wei Chen, Postdoc at the Chinese University of Hong Kong