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Research at Mindworks is conducted in the PIMCO Decision Research Laboratories at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Center for Decision Research (CDR), which enables academics to conduct high-quality behavioral science experiments to better understand how people form judgments and make decisions.

The robust empirical data the labs generate are the building blocks for our faculty’s game-changing research, which appears in top academic journals, as well as in outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and BBC News.

As a research participant, you play a vital role in helping us understand how people make decisions and form judgments. We enthusiastically invite participants from all walks of life to be a part of our research, as we are committed to representing the views and perspectives of all people in our understanding of human nature.

Your data will be used to help Mindworks and the CDR advance behavioral sciences. Participants’ data will always be kept confidential.

To thank you for sharing your time and perspectives with us, all participants will receive exciting prizes.

The Value of Research Study Participation

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What to Expect

Studies vary, but participants may be asked to take part in surveys or engage more interactively. These studies may include participating in games with other participants or responding to hypothetical questions.

Why You Should Participate

Participation is completely voluntary. We do our best to make studies fun, engaging, intellectually stimulating, and safe. Your contributions will help us as we advance our understanding of human behavior.

How to Participate

When you visit Mindworks, our research assistants will inform you about the study opportunities available to you.

What They’re Saying about Our Findings

Publications of scientific inquiries and insights by faculty, PhD students, and postdoctoral researchers at the Center for Decision Research are regularly covered by leading media outlets and provide transformative thought leadership that helps shape society, policy, business, and daily life.

Research conducted at Mindworks in the CDR’s PIMCO Decision Research Labs provides the bedrock of these publications and discoveries.

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