Risk and Decision Making Lab

Louisiana State University


Nov 18, 2022

New publication on interviewer overconfidence in the European Joural of Work and Organizational Psychology

In this paper with Edgar Kausel, we conducted three lab studies to examine mechanisms and interventions of interviewer overconfidence. We found that interviewers judged their own interview questions as more valid when the same questions were rated by s...

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Nov 14, 2022

Congratulations to Hannah Stark for coming in 2nd at the SJDM conference student poster competition!

RANDM Lab graduate student Hannah Stark came in 2nd place at the student poster competition at the annual conference for the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. Her research examines the predictive efficacy of risk-taking profiles on work and lif...

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Jul 22, 2022

Dr. Zhang was awarded the prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Don Zhang receives the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award (CAREER Award), the most prestigious grant awarded to early career researchers. He is one of four recipients of this award from LSU this year. This $430,000 grant wil...

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Jul 15, 2022

Congratulations, Dr. McCord!

Lab alumni Dr. John-Luke McCord defended his dissertation, which examined the role of risk propensity on career achievement over the life span. Congratulations, Dr. McCord. He is currently a consultant at Xecutive Metrix.

Mar 27, 2022

Meta-Analysis on Risk Taking Published in JRP

New paper entitled "Is risk propensity unique from the big five factors of personality? A meta-analytic investigation" was published in Journal of Research in Personality with co-authors Scott Highhouse and Yi (Lala) Wang. In this study, we meta-analyz...

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Don Zhang

Associate Professor


Louisiana State University