Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

Current projects

Current research projects within the group include:

  • The role of confidence cues on deception in competitive dyadic situations (Colman, Pulford, Mangiarulo).
  • Individual and dyadic moral dilemmas, judging what others will do in morally difficult situations (Pulford).
  • Understanding strategic reasoning in dyadic competitive and cooperative games (Colman, Pulford, Krockow).
  • Research on online adolescent risk taking, working with the educational charity Warning Zone (Frosch, Pulford).
  • Health-related decision making - perceptions of risks and uncertainty underlying medical treatment choices and antibiotic prescribing (Krockow).

Dedication of Sluckin Room 2017 

Research themes

  • Advice giving and taking
  • Agency and structure effects on beliefs and behaviour
  • Agent-based simulation
  • Ambiguity aversion
  • Artificial Intelligence (trust and cooperation)
  • Bargaining Games and Verifiable Information
  • Behavioural economics
  • Causal and counterfactual thinking in children and adults
  • Centipede games
  • Communication and perception of confidence
  • Consumption and regulation
  • Cooperation
  • Decidability and undecidability
  • Emotions and regulation
  • Evolution of cooperation
  • Experimental games
  • Frugal heuristics in judgment and decision making
  • Game theory
  • Mental accounting
  • Moral judgment
  • Overconfidence
  • Quantum decision theory
  • Retail crime and loss prevention
  • Social decisions: networks and innovations
  • Team reasoning

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