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Colloquium - Munson

Preferences & Nudges in Sociotechnical Systems
University of Michigan
4/18/2012
10:30am-11:30am

Every day, millions of people make decisions in digital environments or supported by software tools. Designers of sociotechnical systems influence the choices people make, both intentionally and inadvertently, with their design decisions.

In this talk, I will discuss my research on individual preferences and systems designed to nudge people to be their better selves. I will present, in detail, a study of people's preferences for political opinion information and efforts to nudge those preferences; this study has shown the importance of individual differences in selective exposure theory. I will then give an overview of my current research platforms, designed to help people live healthier and happier lives, and my research questions and expected contributions.

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