May 11, 2015
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Haines Hall 352


Laurie Santos

Yale, Department of Psychology

 “The Evolution of Irrationality: Insights from Non-Human Primates.”

“I will explore the evolutionary roots of some of our species' irrational decisions. I will start by reviewing some classic biases in the field of judgment and decision-making and will then turn to the question of how these biases came about in the first place by exploring some recent experiments in exploring similar biases in monkeys. I will then discuss new work suggesting ways that the human species is uniquely irrational.”

12:00-1:30 PM Monday May 11th, 2015

Haines Hall 352

Lunch will be served on a first come, first serve basis; we request a $6 donation.