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.

Themes and Categories
Year
2015
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.

Download the executive summary (PDF).

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

Project Mentors:

  • Emma Wu Dowd, graduate student, Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Jonathan Winkle, graduate student, Psychology and Neuroscience/li>

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