- Improving decision making competence
Wändi Bruine de Bruin
Professor of Behavioural Decision Making,
Co-Director of the Centre for Decision Research
Across the life span, people face decisions about their health, finances and well-being. People of all ages therefore need good decision-making competence, referring to the ability to avoid decision biases and to obtain desired life outcomes. Research on aging and decision-making competence is still relatively sparse. However, it has been suggested that aging-related declines in fluid cognitive abilities start around age 20, potentially threatening the quality of older adults’ decisions. However, decision making is not a purely cognitive exercise. This project aims to understand which (other) skills are relevant to the development of decision-making competence and associated quality of life across the life span, and to inform interventions that help people of all ages to make better decisions.
For further information, read this article in The Independent.
This video shows Wändi Bruine de Bruin presenting at the APS pre-conference workshop in May 2016. The workshop focused on advancing discussions in emerging areas of psychological science in aging.
Copies of publications are available upon request from Wändi Bruine de Bruin
Professor Wändi Bruine de Bruin delivered a keynote lecture on ageing and decision making at the 2017 International Association for Research in Economic Psychology meeting.
This research was supported by Marie Curie Career Integration Grant 618522 within the 7th European Community Framework Programme.
University Leadership Chair in Behavioural Decision Making
Co-Director of the Centre for Decision Research (CDR)
Leeds University Business School
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