Risk and Decision Making Lab

Louisiana State University


Jan 25, 2023

New publication in the Journal of Business and Psychology

In this new paper entitled: "The Bright, Dark, and Grey Sides of Risk Takers at Work: Criterion Validity of Risk Propensity for Contextual Work Performance" - Don Zhang teamed up with Clare Barratt and Rachel Smith to investigate the role of risk prope...

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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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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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Dec 11, 2020

Does wishing lead to seeing?

Undergraduate researcher and ASPIRE, award recipient, Brynne Babin presenting a two-year replication project on the “Wishful Seeing” effect (Balcetis & Dunning 2010) at the prestigious Society for Judgment and Decision Making Conference (Virtual). Also...

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