Max Planck Day 2018: Experiments in schools on behavior under risk
In September and October, researchers of Prof. Sutter's research group, led by Dr. Sebastian Schneider, visited schools in North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Baden-Württemberg, in the context of the Max Planck Day. The purpose of this day is to present the Max Planck Society and the research that is being conducted in the various institutes to school children, thus sparking their interest in doing research and in the profession of researcher.
As one of the research topics of the group is economic preferences among adolescents, and the standard method is incentivized experiments, children were given the possibility to participate in such an experiment on behavior under risk. Afterwards, the experiment was discussed and explained. First results were already presented at the MPI-CREED-Workshop on 29 November.
Read more on our school visits on the schools’ homepages or the following newspaper websites: