HKS Insights: "Jennifer Lerner on Emotion, Judgment and Public Policy"

July 21, 2011

February 28, 2008

Human judgment and decision-making is a little like an iceberg — a lot of it lies far below the surface. Harvard Kennedy School Professor Jennifer Lerner, who directs the new Laboratory for Decision Science, draws upon psychology, economics, and neuroscience to better understand the social and emotional influences on judgment and decision making that tend to escape our conscious awareness. Her latest research paper, “Misery is not miserly: Sad and self-focused individuals spend more,” is scheduled for publication in Psychological Science.

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