We focus on the behavioural science central to human welfare, particularly:
- economic and consumer psychology;
- judgement and decision making;
- psychology and the law;
- health related behaviour; and
- risky and intertemporal decision making.
We use laboratory and field experiments, large longitudinal datasets, and mathematical modelling to apply the core principles of cognitive psychology to the important decisions in our everyday lives.
The group is part of the University Global Research Priority Behavioural Science programme, with members from Economics, Mathematics, and Warwick Business School. We have joint weekly research meetings and a weekly seminar programme as part of the DR@W laboratory.
Key areas of research
A £900k Leverhulme grant supports a collaboration between Psychology and Warwick Business School investigating the behavioural economics of value. We are exploring how value is constructed and the implications for public policy.
The Network for Integrated Behavioural Science
The network is an interdisciplinary collaboration including psychologists and economists. We test theories of individual and group behaviour and apply research to industry and public policy.
Using agent-based models we explore how social norms determine aggregate behaviour of whole populations.
Behavioural operations in policing
In collaboration with Law and Warwick Business School we are exploring the decision making of front-line police officers, applying mathematical models of memory, judgment and decision making.
Launched in 2014, the Centre for Operational Policing Research (COPR) is a new interdisciplinary research centre bringing together the departments of Warwick Business School (WBS), Law and Psychology. With the aim of developing a research agenda that is both intellectually innovative and has clear policy and practice implications within policing, we have built a network at chief officer level of 12 police forces across England and Wales.
|Dr Elisabeth Blagrove||Professor Gordon Brown|
|Dr Corey Fincher||Dr Thomas Hills|
|Dr Melina Kunar||Dr Elliot Ludvig|
|Dr Adam Sanborn|
|Dr Kim Wade||
Dr Lukasz Walasek
|Professor Derrick Watson|