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Intrinsic Preferences for Autonomy


BOOK HERE - Please click here to register to join us on campus or here to register to join via Zoom. Abstract: Personal autonomy has been argued to be fundamental to well-being and is often discussed as an important driver of economic and political behavior. Yet, preferences for autonomy are not well understood, because their...

Capacity Management for A Leasing System with Different Equipment and Batch Demands


BOOK HERE Abstract This paper studies the admission and capacity allocation problem for a leasing system with two types of equipment and three kinds of batch demands: elementary-specified, premium-specified, and unspecified demands. The demands arrive following mutually independent Poisson distributions and their rental durations follow a negative exponential distribution. The lessor can admit partially the...

Are Comparisons the Thief of Joy? On the Nuances of How People Make and are Influenced by Comparisons in Health, Performance, and Social Media Contexts


BOOK HERE Abstract People make comparisons every day. Sometimes these comparisons are mundane—such as comparing between menu items to decide what to eat. Other times, they are more meaningful—such as when people consider whether their peers seem happier, healthier, wealthier, and wiser.  Prevailing wisdom suggests that “Comparison is the thief of joy”, but is it? ...

Insights from psychology for climate change communications


BOOK HERE Abstract Climate scientists have long been warning that climate change will bring more frequent severe weather events around the world. International organizations such as the IPCC, United Nations Foundation and others face the challenge of communicating about climate scientists' projections with policy makers, practitioners and members of the general public who don't have...

Big Data Analytics and Neighborhood Organizational Vitality


BOOK HERE Abstract In this seminar, I will present a recent collaborative case study where big data from street-level images were applied to analyze how the built environment impacts the survival rate of neighborhood-based social organizations in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. These organizations are essential building blocks for social life in urban neighborhoods. Examining these organizations’...

Investor Logins and the Disposition Effect


BOOK HERE Abstract Using data from an online brokerage, we examine the role of investor logins in trading behavior. We find that a new reference point is created when an investor logs in and views their portfolio. We observe this as a disposition effect on returns since last login, in addition to the traditional disposition...

(Un)equal benefits of prosocial behaviours across socioeconomic status


CLICK HERE TO BOOK Abstract Prosocial behaviours benefit not only the receiver but also the actor. However, do individuals of higher and lower socioeconomic status (SES) benefit equally from acting prosocially? In this ongoing work, I used cross-cultural samples, national representative datasets, and online experiments, demonstrating that prosocial behaviours increase actors' wellbeing, and more for...

Moral arguments for supporting climate change policies


BOOK HERE Abstract Historically climate change policies have been justified economically, and this financial cost used as a justification for climate delay discourses and arguments. Research has shown that people can be persuaded to change their environmental behaviour and support environmental policies, when presented with various moral reasons for why the change is necessary. However,...

CDR Seminar Series ONLINE or HYBRID 2023 Spring Schedule


Details of individual seminars (abstracts, biography of speaker and link for booking) will be added to this schedule as they become available. Follow us on Twitter at @CDRLeeds for latest updates on CDR seminars and research! PLEASE NOTE - SOME SEMINARS ARE NOT ON WEDNESDAY THIS SEMESTER If you would like to be added to...

Artificial Intelligence and a Microperspective of Corruption: How Human-AI Collaboration Affects Individuals’ Cheating Behavior


BOOK HERE Abstract While many business decisions are made in collaboration with other people, previous research demonstrated that collaboration increases dishonesty. In this work, we study how cheating is influenced by a type of collaborator: human versus Artificially Intelligent (AI) agent. Specifically, we evaluate cheating behaviour by a person, who interacts with another human or...