Risky Choice: Paradoxes of Rationality and Behavior
480 South Broad Street
Get a glimpse into the innovative and impactful research taking place at Penn Arts & Sciences at the Penn Science and Lightbulb Cafés. The lecture series is free and open to the public and takes place in Center City at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.
How should we make choices in the face of uncertainty? Philosophers and mathematicians have studied this question for centuries, yet we are only now starting to understand how people behave when exposed to risk. This talk will examine the rationality and irrationality inherent in risky choice, and, through the lens of two “paradoxes,” develop a psychological theory capable of describing the nuances of human behavior.
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Since 2005, expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania have shed a light on their research at the Penn Science Café . Audience members are welcome to purchase food and beverages from the café at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre to enjoy as they learn from the top experts in various fields. Each lecture will provide an opportunity for audience Q&A.