The development of decision strategies during the lifespan

How do decision strategies change over human development? This research line seeks to address the origins and development of inter-individual variability in decision-making, such as differences between genders and across ages, by understanding which cognitive abilities and emotional correlates underpin an individual’s decision strategies at different stages of their lives. In collaboration with the Department of Psychology at the Sapienza University of Rome, I study decision strategies, including intertemporal choice and risk decisions, in preschool children of 3-6 years old.