Current projects include:

  • A new (and we think exciting) method for studying attention which integrates economic theory, choice theory, and cognition. Attention plays a key role in virtually all psychological process from intelligence to psychopathology to addiction. Thus, the studies tap into fundamental aspects of individual capacities and differences.
  • We have procedures in place for studying (a) visual imagination (e.g., mental rotation) and (b) topics in behavioral economics and impulsivity (e.g., delay discounting, social discounting, and the utility of money).
  • Correlates of addiction as disclosed by existing major epidemiological studies

Recent thesis topics: Mental rotation and empathy. The correlates of individual differences in the subjective value of money. Social discounting, volunteering, and social media use. Attention allocation. Discounting and generosity. Individual differences in attention, word learning and depression.