Risk and Decision Making Lab

Louisiana State University


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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Mar 1, 2022

Duck-sized horses?

New paper entitled "Horse-Sized Ducks or Duck-Sized Horses? Oddball Personality Questions Are Likable (but Useless) for Organizational Recruitment" was published in the Journal of Business and Psychology. This paper examined how applicants react to odd...

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Mar 27, 2021

Personality profile of risk takers

New paper now in press at Journal of Individual Differences lead by lab alumni Lizzie Joseph (Now at Texas Christian University) examines the personality determinants of risk preferences using the Big Five facets. In two independent samples, we found t...

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Don Zhang

Associate Professor


Louisiana State University