WBS Behavioural Science Group
The Behavioural Science Group at WBS was founded in 2010, with the goal of linking theoretical and policy challenges in the social sciences with experimental methods and results drawn from the natural sciences. The interests of the group include behavioural and experimental economics, cognitive science, judgement and decision making, and the application of economic methods to social phenomena not generally included within economics. The group has a dedicated state-of-the-art research laboratory, completed in 2011. The group aims to continue its rapid expansion, with the aim of being an internationally leading hub for research in this field. The group works extensively with the public and private sectors.
The Behavioural Science group intends to be the biggest of its kind in Europe. The aim of the group is to help build a bridge between what people know, and what studies confirm about human behaviour, and the standard economic model. Its aim is to move to new methods for understanding aggregate behaviour, departing from those used by conventional economics, to take account of the behavioural factors which seem to be so important that they can no longer be ignored.
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Dawn Eubanks has been teaching undergraduate business students the necessary skills for conducting academic research
Keywords: research, dawneubanks, General
10:15, Fri 12 Dec 2014
Warwick students are invited to register their interest for a psychological 'Nudging' marathon.
Keywords: featured, events, General
13:06, Thu 27 Nov 2014
Tobias Preis and Suzy Moat integrate Google Flu Trends data with official CDC figures for a more accurate 'nowcasting' model.
Keywords: research, bigdata, media, General
12:52, Thu 27 Nov 2014
Nick Chater presented this week's episode of Analysis on BBC Radio 4. Nick asks what really drives our choices whether in politics, business or daily life: Precedents or Principles?
Keywords: featured, media, nickchater
12:38, Thu 27 Nov 2014
Gerard gives his thoughts to the Guardian on Michael Gove's unannounced visit to an informal meeting of senior civil servants.
Keywords: gerardphogdkinson, media
14:04, Thu 9 Oct 2014
Big Data researchers at WBS demonstrate trends searches for political terms can inform trading decisions.
Keywords: research, media, suzymoat
11:32, Mon 6 Oct 2014
Nick Chater talks to the financial times about nudge theory.
Keywords: media, nickchater
09:19, Mon 29 Sep 2014
Professor Zvi Safra and Dr Tigran Melkonyan convene this year's RUD conference.
Keywords: zvisafra, events, tigranmelkonyan
14:31, Tue 15 Jul 2014
Dr Suzy Moat recieves wide media coverage for an article discussing the ethics of Facebook's recent research study
Keywords: media, suzymoat
09:41, Tue 15 Jul 2014
The Behavioural Science Group hosts its second annual summer school on Decision Making under Risk and Uncertainty
09:15, Tue 15 Jul 2014