Risk and Decision Making Lab


Louisiana State University

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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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