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Student and Alumni Stories

Andrés Casas

Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences, University of Pennsylvania ‘18

Learn how Andrés applies behavioral and decision sciences to envision social solutions to reduce postconflict violence.
Sakshi Ghai

Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences, University of Pennsylvania ‘18

Hear how faculty mentors in the MBDS program supported Sakshi’s academic ambition to research gender and organizational behavior.
Lorena Levano

Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences, University of Pennsylvania ‘19

Learn how Lorena applies a social norms framework to her work preventing gender-based violence.
Garrett Meccariello

Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences, University of Pennsylvania ‘18

Learn how Garrett employs behavioral science in market research as well as product development.
Tobias Näsgårde

Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences, University of Pennsylvania ‘18

Discover how Tobias applies behavioral insights to create immediate impact as well as long-term growth.
Francesca Papa

Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences, University of Pennsylvania ‘18

Explore the interdisciplinary and international applications of behavioral science with Francesca.
Anu Raghuram

Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences, University of Pennsylvania ‘19

Learn how Anu’s design challenge project positioned her for a career in combining economic research with behavioral insights.
Shaaref Shah

Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences, University of Pennsylvania ‘18

Learn how a combined theoretical and practical approach helps Shar pursue his academic research goals.
Sriram Sridharan

Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences, University of Pennsylvania ‘18

Explore Sriram’s research into the ways behavioral science can be applied to improve public health around the world.
Alex Willard

Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences, University of Pennsylvania ‘19

Learn how studying social norms precipitated a career change for this Army major.

Program contacts

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Course descriptions

See the courses and electives available to master's students.

Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics

Led by MBDS Founding Director Cristina Bicchieri, this newly formed research center aims to support positive behaviors on a global scale.