The Decision Sciences Collaborative at The Ohio State University is an interdisciplinary community of scholars and researchers focused on the science of decision making. Its mission is to foster collaborative programs in decision making for research and teaching and to serve the public by promoting more effective, evidence-based decision making and solutions to critical societal problems.
The Decision Sciences Collaborative builds on the knowledge that people are bombarded with too many decisions and too much information. People cannot effectively absorb so much information and so have developed a series of mental shortcuts to assess risks and make choices quickly and efficiently. The collaborative develops basic theory in decision making and uses it to help people improve their decisions and, ultimately, their well-being.