Risky Decision-Making

Project Summary

Ethan LevineAnnie Tang, and Brandon Ho spent ten weeks investigating whether personality traits can be used to predict how people make risky decisions. They used a large dataset collected by the lab of Prof. Scott Huettel, and were mentored by graduate students Emma Wu Dowd and Jonathan Winkle.

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Contact
Paul Bendich
Mathematics
bendich@math.duke.edu

Project Results

The team used machine learning and statistical techniques to show that the answers given by a subject to five specific survey questions could be used to predict the amount of betting risk the subject would tolerate.

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Disciplines Involved


L-R: Ethan, Annie, and Brandon analyze Big Cookies

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • Machine Learning

Project Team

Undergraduates: Annie Tang, Brandon Ho, and Ethan Levine

Client: Scott Huettel, Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience

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