CRED Grad Student Participates in Berlin Summer Institute
CRED PhD student Katherine Thompson was invited to the 2012 Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality, hosted by Gerd Gigerenzer’s Adaptive Behavior and Cognition group at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, from July 3 to 10, 2012. The event’s focus was on “decision making in the wild,” a theme perfect for Katherine, who studies human risk perception and decision making in the context of natural hazards. Katherine was one of 40 other students and post-docs from fields as diverse as psychology, law, philosophy, electrical engineering, marketing, and behavioral ecology. She sat in on talks and discussions with a diverse panel of speakers, and worked alongside the other summer school students to model decision problems and develop connections between the laboratory and the real world. For more on the summer institute, click here.