Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences Capstones

Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences Capstones

 
Penn’s Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences (MBDS) is informed by contemporary theories and research methods of behavioral economics, decision sciences, network analysis and public policy. Our program equips students with theoretical and practical tools to address a variety of real-life problems, putting you ahead of the curve in a growing field of study.

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Capstones from 2019

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Homegrown Radical Extremism in the West: Measures for Violence Prevention, Zahraa Akhwand

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Analyzing and Applying Behavioral Science to Philadelphia’s Sugar Sweetened Beverage (SSB) Tax, Anand Apichaidejudom

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One Measly Change: An Unorthodox Approach to Addressing Ultra-Orthodox Measles Outbreak, Elisheva Blas

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A Behavioral Approach to Relationship Building: Optimizing Mystery Shopping Communication, Anli Cheng

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Improving Medication Adherence Programs with Behavioral Science, Danielle Dean

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The Behavioral Case for B Corporations, Natalie Guarna

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Heuristics & Biases Simplified: Easy to Understand One-Pagers that Use Plain Language & Examples to Simplify Human Judgement and Decision-Making Concepts, Brittany Gullone

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Using a Social Norms Framework to Study Latino Youth Beliefs about Sexual Harassment in High Schools, Maria Lorena Levano Gavidia

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Behavioral Science in Business: How to Successfully Apply Behavioral Science in A Corporate Setting, Justin Lindemann

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The Relationship between Complexity and Behavioral Bias, Hamilton Noel

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A Social Network Analysis of Open Defecation Practices in India, Kajal Patil

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Optimal Bias: Truth-Seeking vs. Decision-Making, Jared Peterson

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The Problem of Plastic Waster in China, Chiyu Qian

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Leveraging Behavioural Science in Insurance: A Systematic Review, Anuradha Raghuram

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Made of Millions: An Evidence-Based Management Approach Using Behavioral Science to Reduce Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace, Gina Soloperto

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Give Me a Good Reason: Exploring Tightness-Looseness as a Framework for Norms-Nudges, Tiffani Wu

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Self-Oriented or Other-Oriented Empathic Concern Behind Altruism, Zih-Yun Yan

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Ergodicity and You: Adaptive Heuristics in an Uncertain World, Justin Zovas