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Our Research

Our research aims to have a real world impact, branching into a wide range of subjects associated with behavioural science.

Our research includes behavioural and experimental economics, cognitive science, judgement and decision making, and the application of economic methods to social phenomena not traditionally included within economics.
Below is a selection of our latest research outcomes. For a full list of our publications, see the WBS publications feed.

The association between gambling and financial, social and health outcomes in big financial data

Professor Neil Stewart and Dr Naomi Muggleton investigated the association between gambling as a proportion of monthly income and 31 financial social and health outcomes in a recent paper published in Nature Human Behaviour.

Is there a link between air pollution and impaired memory?

What is the effect of air pollution on our wellbeing? This investigation used results from 34,000 randomly sampled English citizens across 318 geographical areas.

Happiness is greater in more scenic locations

Being in an area of great natural beauty has long been considered to bring us a greater sense of happiness. But why? What are the characteristics of these environments that lift our mood?

Data Science Lab

We use approaches from the social sciences, the natural sciences and engineering to discover the insights that Big Data offers into human behaviour and decision making.

Decision Research at Warwick (DR@W)Link opens in a new window

DR@W is an interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers from across the University of Warwick with shared interests in decision making research and policy. We hold weekly seminars focusing on new and unpublished works which are open to all.

Our Laboratories

We have lab facilities to support independent and interactive decision making experiments (singly or in groups of up to 50 participants); observational studies; focus groups and eye-movement research.