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New grant to help cities make better water decisions
October 5, 2016


By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has received a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant to develop a statistical model that will help city managers make more informed sustainable water decisions.

$1.7M to counteract poor decision-making due to sleep loss
July 19, 2016

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers from Washington State University’s Sleep and Performance Research Center received a $1.7 million grant to develop and test cognitive flexibility training to combat the effects of sleep loss on decision-making under rapidly changing circumstances.

Research shows sleep loss impedes decision making in crisis
May 7, 2015


By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences science writer

SPOKANE, Wash. – The difference between life and death in the operating room, on the battlefield or during a police shootout often comes down to the ability to adapt to the unexpected. Sleep deprivation may make it difficult to do so, according to a Washington State University study published this … » More …

Online comments influence opinions on vaccination decisions
February 2, 2015

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

vaccination-PSA-example-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – With measles and other diseases once thought eradicated making a comeback in the United States, healthcare websites are on the spot to educate consumers about important health risks. Washington State University researchers say that people may be influenced more by online comments than by credible public service announcements (PSAs).

New online decision tools aid wheat, barley growers
April 8, 2014

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Wheat barley website 80PULLMAN, Wash. – Unsure of what wheat variety to plant this year? There’s a tool for that. Need help measuring the nitrogen levels in your field, before or after harvest? There’s a tool for that too, thanks to Washington State University.

Jan. 23-24: Free will explored in philosophy forum
January 9, 2014

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

Mele-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Recent discoveries in neuroscience are challenging long-held beliefs about conscious decision making or “free will.” Alfred Mele, an expert in action theory, will examine this critical intersection of science and philosophy in two free public events Jan. 23-24, at Washington State University Pullman.

Lecture explores investing, economics, decision making
March 16, 2007

Decision making as it pertains to the economics of playing the stock market, contestant behavior on the game show “Deal or No Deal,” and actions of teams in the National Football League will be discussed by Richard H. Thaler, as he presents the College of Business’ annual Brinson Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, in Todd Hall 276.Thaler, from the University of Chicago, is considered a pioneer in the fields of behavioral economics and finance. He has specialized in the study of decision making for saving and investing.The lecture “is an incredible opportunity for anyone who ever hopes to retire to learn about how … » More …