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The 2009 SOBDR Program is now available. Please click here.

Registration Form - Registration deadline is March 20, 2009.

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Funding for the conference is generously provided by Dean Kusy of the Faculty of Business at Brock University.

The 5th annual SOBDR conference will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2009. This one-day conference will bring together researchers from Southern Ontario who share a common interest in the study of human decision making. The conference will feature a keynote address by Dan Ariely.

SODBR is organized in conjunction with the Waterloo Decision Research group, an interdisciplinary group of researchers who study how people make decisions and how those decisions might be improved.

Select SOBDR Presentations from 2009

Johanna Peetz and Roger Buehler, "The Role of Savings Goals in the Prediction of Personal Spending"

Joseph Thomas Paniculangara an Xin He, "Mental Accounting for Charity"

Participating Organizations/ Waterloo Decision Research affiliated departments:
Defence R&D Canada -- Toronto
Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo
Department of Psychology, University of Guelph
Department of Psychology, McMaster University
Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo
Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario
Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University
Faculty of Business, Brock University
Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
School of Accountancy, University of Waterloo
School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University
Schulich School of Business, York University