JEDI-lab

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We conduct research on intuition, reflection, and emotion in economic decision-making.

The aim of our research is to understand everyday decision-making and its underlying processes, both at the individual level and at societal level. In particular, we investigate the interplay between intuition, reflection, and emotion in economic decision-making. We are interested in questions such as:

  • When and why are individuals willing to forsake personal gain in order to help others?
  • When and why do individuals make risky economic decisions?
  • How do people assign value to payoffs at different points in time?
  • How can the decision-making process be improved so that people make better decisions?

We address these questions using a variety of experimental methods, ranging from behavioral studies in the lab and in the field to more novel methods from behavioral neuroscience, including neuroimaging (fMRI), skin conductance, eye-tracking, and genetic data.

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Contact

Contact Us

E-mail: jedilab@iei.liu.se

Visiting Address

A Building, entrance 19, level 3
Campus Valla
Linköping University
Sweden

Postal Adress

Department of Management and Engineering (IEI)
Linköping University
581 83 Linköping
Sweden

Publications

2024

Kinga Barrafrem, Daniel Västfjäll, Gustav Tinghög (2024) Financial Homo Ignorans: Development and validation of a scale to measure individual differences in financial information ignorance Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, Vol. 42, p. 100936-100936, Article 100936 Continue to DOI
Hajdi Moche, Hulda Karlsson, Daniel Västfjäll (2024) Victim identifiability, number of victims, and unit asking in charitable giving PLOS ONE, Vol. 19, Article e0300863 Continue to DOI
Per Andersson, Irina Vartanova, Daniel Västfjäll, Gustav Tinghög, Pontus Strimling, Junhui Wu, Isabela Hazin, Charity S. Akotia, Alisher Aldashev, Giulia Andrighetto, Adote Anum, Gizem Arikan, Fatemeh Bagherian, Davide Barrera, Dana Basnight-Brown, Birzhan Batkeyev, Elizaveta Berezina, Marie Bjornstjerna, Pawel Boski, Inna Bovina, Bui Thi Thu Huyen, Dorde Cekrlija, Hoon-Seok Choi, Carlos C. Contreras-Ibanez, Rui Costa-Lopes, Micheal de Barra, Piyanjali de Zoysa, Angela R. Dorrough, Nikolay Dvoryanchikov, Jan B. Engelmann, Hyun Euh, Xia Fang, Susann Fiedler, Olivia A. Foster-Gimbel, Marta Fulop, Ragna B. Gardarsdottir, C. M. Hew D. Gill, Andreas Gloeckner, Sylvie Graf, Ani Grigoryan, Vladimir Gritskov, Katarzyna Growiec, Peter Halama, Andree Hartanto, Tim Hopthrow, Martina Hrebickova, Dzintra Ilisko, Hirotaka Imada, Hansika Kapoor, Kerry Kawakami, Narine Khachatryan, Natalia Kharchenko, Toko Kiyonari, Michal Kohut, Lisa M. Leslie, Yang Li, Norman P. Li, Zhuo Li, Kadi Liik, Angela T. Maitner, Bernardo Manhique, Harry Manley, Imed Medhioub, Sari Mentser, Pegah Nejat, Orlando Nipassa, Ravit Nussinson, Nneoma G. Onyedire, Ike E. Onyishi, Penny Panagiotopoulou, Lorena R. Perez-Floriano, Minna Persson, Anna-Maija Pirttila-Backman, Marianna Pogosyan, Jana Raver, Ricardo Borges Rodrigues, Sara Romano, Pedro P. Romero, Inari Sakki, Alvaro San Martin, Sara Sherbaji, Hiroshi Shimizu, Brent Simpson, Erna Szabo, Kosuke Takemura, Maria Luisa Mendes Teixeira, Napoj Thanomkul, Habib Tiliouine, Giovanni A. Travaglino, Yannis Tsirbas, Sita Widodo, Rizqy Zein, Lina Zirganou-Kazolea, Kimmo Eriksson (2024) Anger and disgust shape judgments of social sanctions across cultures, especially in high individual autonomy societies Scientific Reports, Vol. 14, Article 5591 Continue to DOI
Michal Pietrzak, Adam Yngve, Paul J. Hamilton, Anna Asratian, Emelie Gauffin, Andreas Löfberg, Sarah Gustavson, Emil Persson, Andrea Johansson Capusan, Lorenzo Leggio, Irene Perini, Gustav Tinghög, Markus Heilig, Rebecca Böhme (2024) Ghrelin decreases sensitivity to negative feedback and increases prediction-error related caudate activity in humans, a randomized controlled trial Neuropsychopharmacology, Vol. 49, p. 1042-1049 Continue to DOI
Per A. Andersson, Irina Vartanova, Daniel Västfjäll, Gustav Tinghög, Pontus Strimling, Junhui Wu, Isabela Hazin, Charity S. Akotia, Alisher Aldashev, Giulia Andrighetto, Adote Anum, Gizem Arikan, Fatemeh Bagherian, Davide Barrera, Dana Basnight-Brown, Birzhan Batkeyev, Elizaveta Berezina, Marie Björnstjerna, Paweł Boski, Inna Bovina, Bui Thi Thu Huyen, Đorđe Čekrlija, Hoon-Seok Choi, Carlos C. Contreras-Ibáñez, Rui Costa-Lopes, Mícheál de Barra, Piyanjali de Zoysa, Angela R. Dorrough, Nikolay Dvoryanchikov, Jan B. Engelmann, Hyun Euh, Xia Fang, Susann Fiedler, Olivia A. Foster-Gimbel, Márta Fülöp, Ragna B. Gardarsdottir, C. M. Hew D. Gill, Andreas Glöckner, Sylvie Graf, Ani Grigoryan, Vladimir Gritskov, Katarzyna Growiec, Peter Halama, Andree Hartanto, Tim Hopthrow, Martina Hřebíčková, Dzintra Iliško, Hirotaka Imada, Hansika Kapoor, Kerry Kawakami (2024) Anger and disgust shape judgments of social sanctions across cultures, especially in high individual autonomy societies Scientific Reports, Vol. 14, Article 5591 Continue to DOI
Kenny Skagerlund, Mikael Skagenholt, Ulf Träff (2024) Mathematics anxiety and number processing: The link between executive functions, cardinality, and ordinality Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Continue to DOI
Madalina Vlasceanu, Kimberly C. Doell, Joseph B. Bak-Coleman, Boryana Todorova, Michael M. Berkebile-Weinberg, Samantha J. Grayson, Yash Patel, Danielle Goldwert, Yifei Pei, Alek Chakroff, Ekaterina Pronizius, Karlijn L. van den Broek, Denisa Vlasceanu, Sara Constantino, Michael J. Morais, Philipp Schumann, Steve Rathje, Ke Fang, Salvatore Maria Aglioti, Mark Alfano, Andy J. Alvarado-Yepez, Angélica Andersen, Frederik Anseel, Matthew A. J. Apps, Chillar Asadli, Fonda Jane Awuor, Flavio Azevedo, Piero Basaglia, Jocelyn J. Bélanger, Sebastian Berger, Paul Bertin, Michał Białek, Olga Bialobrzeska, Michelle Blaya-Burgo, Daniëlle N. M. Bleize, Simen Bø, Lea Boecker, Paulo S. Boggio, Sylvie Borau, Björn Bos, Ayoub Bouguettaya, Markus Brauer, Cameron Brick, Tymofii Brik, Roman Briker, Tobias Brosch, Ondrej Buchel, Daniel Buonauro, Radhika Butalia, Héctor Carvacho, Lina Koppel, Daniel Västfjäll, Gustav Tinghög (2024) Addressing climate change with behavioral science: A global intervention tournament in 63 countries Science Advances, Vol. 10 Continue to DOI

2023

Gustav Tinghög, Kinga Barrafrem, Daniel Västfjäll (Editorship) (2023) Homo Ignorans: Exploring when and why people neglect information
Lina Koppel, David Andersson, Gustav Tinghög, Daniel Västfjäll, Gilad Feldman (2023) We are all less risky and more skillful than our fellow drivers: Successful replication and extension of Svenson (1981)‎ Meta-Psychology, Vol. 7 Continue to DOI
Hajdi Moche, Arvid Erlandsson, Stephan Dickert, Daniel Västfjäll (2023) The potential and pitfalls of unit asking in reducing scope insensitivity Judgment and decision making, Vol. 18, Article e28 Continue to DOI
Gustav Tinghög, Kinga Barrafrem, Daniel Västfjäll (2023) The Good, Bad and Ugly of information (un)processing; Homo Economicus, Homo Heuristicus and Homo Ignorans Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 94, Article 102574 Continue to DOI
Gustav Tinghög, Lina Koppel, Daniel Västfjäll (2023) Dual-process theory is Barbapapa Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 46, Article e144 Continue to DOI
Mikael Skagenholt, Ian M. Lyons, Kenny Skagerlund, Ulf Träff (2023) Connectome-based predictive modeling indicates dissociable neurocognitive mechanisms for numerical order and magnitude processing in children Neuropsychologia, Vol. 184, Article 108563 Continue to DOI
Allegra Maguire, Emil Persson, Gustav Tinghög (2023) Opportunity cost neglect: a meta-analysis Journal of the Economic Science Association (JESA), Vol. 9, p. 176-192 Continue to DOI

2022

Gustav Tinghög, Kristian Myrseth, Wollbrant Conny (Editorship) (2022) Advancing the Psychology of Pro-social Behavior-Altruism, Cooperation, Reciprocity, and Behavioral Ethics
Emil Persson, Arvid Erlandsson, Paul Slovic, Daniel Västfjäll, Gustav Tinghög (2022) The prominence effect in health-care priority setting Judgment and decision making, Vol. 17, p. 1379-1391 Continue to DOI
Emil Persson, Arvid Erlandsson, Paul Slovic, Daniel Västfjäll, Gustav Tinghog (2022) The prominence effect in health-care priority setting Judgment and decision making, Vol. 17, p. 1379-1391 Continue to DOI
Kajsa Hansson, Emil Persson, Gustav Tinghög (2022) Voting and (im)moral behavior Scientific Reports, Vol. 12, Article 22643 Continue to DOI
Gustav Tinghög, Liam Strand (2022) Public Attitudes Toward Priority Setting Principles in Health Care During COVID-19 Frontiers in Health Services, Vol. 2 Continue to DOI
Tomislav Pavlović, Flavio Azevedo, Koustav De, Julián C Riaño-Moreno, Marina Maglić, Theofilos Gkinopoulos, Patricio Andreas Donnelly-Kehoe, César Payán-Gómez, Guanxiong Huang, Jaroslaw Kantorowicz, Michèle D Birtel, Philipp Schönegger, Valerio Capraro, Hernando Santamaría-García, Meltem Yucel, Agustin Ibanez, Steve Rathje, Erik Wetter, Dragan Stanojević, Jan-Willem van Prooijen, Eugenia Hesse, Christian T Elbaek, Renata Franc, Zoran Pavlović, Panagiotis Mitkidis, Aleksandra Cichocka, Michele Gelfand, Mark Alfano, Robert M Ross, Hallgeir Sjåstad, John B Nezlek, Aleksandra Cislak, Patricia Lockwood, Koen Abts, Elena Agadullina, David M Amodio, Matthew A J Apps, John Jamir Benzon Aruta, Sahba Besharati, Alexander Bor, Becky Choma, William Cunningham, Waqas Ejaz, Harry Farmer, Andrej Findor, Biljana Gjoneska, Estrella Gualda, Toan L D Huynh, Mostak Ahamed Imran, Jacob Israelashvili, Gustav Tinghög (2022) Predicting attitudinal and behavioral responses to COVID-19 pandemic using machine learning PNAS Nexus Continue to DOI

Podcast

Grey picture with the text Beslutsbotanikerna

Beslutsbotanikerna

The podcast, Beslutsbotanikerna (translation: The Decision Botanists), professors Gustav Tinghög and Daniel Västfjäll discuss the science of decision making. Each episode centers around one of the models of decision making, starting with Homo Economicus. The episodes are mainly in Swedish, but not all.

>> Listen to Beslutsbotanikerna at Soundcloud

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News

Portrait of professor Gustav Tinghög.

Researchers overestimate their own honesty

The average researcher thinks they are better than their colleagues at following good research practice. They also think that their own research field is better than other fields. This is shown in a new study at Linköping University.

Portrait of professor Gustav Tinghög.

Emotions often defeat sense in healthcare priority setting

Emotions tend to get the upper hand in healthcare decisions. This is shown in a Linköping University study. The results may explain why effective use of healthcare resources is so slow in the making, according to the researchers.

Man looking sideways through venetian blind.

They fall more easily for conspiracy theories

People who primarily use their own gut feeling to determine what is true and false are more likely to believe conspiracy theories. That is the conclusion of researchers at Linköping University.

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