Social dynamic decision making
The project is based in a psychology department. The key objective of this project is to examine the following two questions: How does an individual’s mental model (internal vs. external locus of control of a dynamic environment) effect performance at a group level? Can changing the mental model of the individual (i.e. increase perceptions of internal locus of control of a dynamic environment) increase performance at a group level?
The key innovation of this project is to build on a body of work that has already made advances on understanding decision making in dynamic environments in the DLDM lab [dynamic learning and decision making lab] at QMUL headed by Dr Osman (www.magdaosman.co.uk). In addition, the project will utilize expertise from the management domain, in particular work in risk management in connection with Colleagues in Management. The project will adapt the paradigms developed thus far to address the theoretical and empirical questions concerning the interaction of agents in complex contexts.
There are several opportunities to carry out work in applied domains [e.g., medical, financial,forensic].
Expertise in psychology, Management and economics is desirable. While there are many possibilities for adapting the project, and opportunities for training during the PhD, the project is not directly funded. The successful applicant will either be self-funded or will have secured their own funding through a scholarship.