The Decision Research Center is dedicated to the scientific study of decision making: theories of how a rational person should choose, empirical studies of the choices people actually make, and explanations for why they make them. Understanding how people make decisions will ultimately help us advise people to make wiser decisions.
The Decision Research Center aims to promote research on fundamental problems of human judgment and decision making, and to serve as a mechanism for the support of faculty and students in the study of human judgment and decision making.
The Decision Research Center was established in 1986 to promote the academic and applied study of decision making. It has been successful in supporting basic research leading to both publications and conference presentations by affiliated faculty and students. In addition, the center hosts an annual interdisciplinary conference, which draws faculty from the United States and abroad.