Decision making

In this research stream, we investigate the psychological, neural, genetic, and endocrinological mechanisms underlying more optimal versus more suboptimal and pathological forms of risky and intertemporal decisions in healthy normal, developing, and clinical populations. A particular focus is the role and the interplay of affective, deliberative, and self-control processes in risk taking and impulsive choice (Bernd Figner). In addition, there is recent interest in the role of ambiguity in risky and intertemporal decision making (Isa Woyke, Iris Ikink, Jan Engelman).