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Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences Virtual Information Session


Final Group Project Presentation for BDS 501 Behavioral Science: Theory & Application of Experimental Methods

Friday, December 6, 2019
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
McNeil Building
Room 286-7 & the 2nd Floor Atrium
3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Join Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences (MBDS) students and faculty for a group project presentation for one of the MBDS core courses, BDS 501 Behavioral Science: Theory & Application of Experimental Methods. For their projects, six groups of students are examining decision-making through the lens of behavioral economics. Their projects are original and involve both the collection and analysis of data. The topics are:

  1. Digital Disruption and Pair Performance: An Experimental Study on the Effect of Phone Presence on Pair Performance during a Cooperative Crossword Task
  2. Contracts or Trust?: Investigating the Use of Contracts as a Tool for Creating Symbiotic Relationships
  3. How Broken Trust Can Be Restored: Examining Degrees of Trust and Self-Sacrificing Behaviors in Trust Repair
  4. Cheaters Never Prosper: A Randomized Control Trial Looking at Gender Performance Differences in Competition and Cheating Behavior on Penn’s Campus
  5. Ethnic Heterogeneity, Social Identity Threat, and the Choice between In-Group Solidarity and Self-Interest
  6. What’s Trending?: Effectiveness of Social Norm Intervention

From 11 a.m. to noon, the groups will give a quick, mostly non-technical presentation about their project followed by a Q & A. From noon - 1:30, attendees are invited to view the posters, speak with the students, and have lunch.

Please RSVP by November 25.

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