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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.

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.

Why learning from the greats is the wrong route

Dr Chengwei Liu explains that exceptional performance requires doing something different, not replicating greatness that has come before us.

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)

DR@W is an interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers from a variety of departments at Warwick interested in decision making. We hold weekly seminars focusing on new and unpublished works which are open to all.

Our Laboratory

We have a dedicated research laboratory with 27 networked computers, each within their own cubicle. Participants can run experiments independently or as a group.