Judgment and Decision Making
My main research topics are:
- Poverty: What difference poverty makes for cognitive performance and how does it change the way individuals make decisions? Starting from this question, would like to develop nudges and interventions to encourage poor people to save money or to be more aware of how to efficiently manage them.
- Altruism and Prosocial behavior: Analysis of prosocial behavior and creation of interventions to increase charitable donations based on perceptual factors, social factors, and time discounting.
- Moral behavior and cheating: I am studying how human physiology changes when people engage in cheating and unethical acts.
- Terrorism and risk perception: how does people respond to terrorist threats? What are the affective consequences of terrorist attacks and how they shape people’s perception of the world and the society.