Media

Center for Public Leadership: "Lunch Talk: 'Leadership Decision Making' with Professor Jennifer Lerner"

July 21, 2011

April 2, 2009

Jennifer Lerner, director of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory and CPL faculty member, is joined by doctoral student Viral Gandhi as they present and discuss the efforts of their lab to better understand the decision making process of leaders.

Newsweek: "The difference between the door-buster price and the current one activates 'what if' neurons."

July 21, 2011

December 15, 2008

When people feel blue, for instance, they tend to both overshop and—speaking of emotional, irrational behavior—overpay, by as much as 300 percent compared to when they are not depressed, as scientists led by behavioral economist Jennifer Lerner of Harvard reported this year.

HKS News: "New Laboratory Dedicated to Advancing Knowledge on Decision Science"

July 21, 2011

December 5, 2008

The emerging field of decision science now has a permanent anchor at Harvard Kennedy School. The Harvard Decision Science Laboratory – a cutting edge research facility dedicated to examining the factors affecting judgment and decision making – opened its doors with a gala ribbon-cutting ceremony and series of lab tours on Friday, Dec. 5.

NATO Science for Peace and Security: "Social and Psychological Consequences of Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism"

July 21, 2011

Dr Lerner presented the results of some elegant research carried out in the immediate aftermath of September 11th. Her research showed that the perception of risk was strongly influenced by emotional factors, and that people were likely to make judgments on risk influenced by whether or not they were in states of anger or fear.