I study human decision making and learning. Decision making is a pervasive task in our everyday life, such as, choosing a restaurant to eat, choosing between stock and bond to invest, deciding which career to pursue, to name a few. My goal is to reveal psychological, computational, and neural mechanisms of decision making. Some recent questions I examine are: how people respond to losses versus gains in decision making, how situational factors (e.g., stress, social norms, and time delay) affect valuation, what are the effects of healthy aging on decision making.
Pang, B., Otto, A. R., & Worthy, D. A. (2015). Self-control moderates decision-making behavior when minimizing losses versus maximizing gains. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 28(2), 176-187.
Worthy, D. A., Pang, B., & Byrne, K. A. (2013). Decomposing the roles of perseveration and expected value representation in models of the Iowa gambling task. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 1-9.