Monday, February 11, 2019
1:00 p.m.


Nexus Building,
Adelphi Room (Room 239)

The Malleability of Intertemporal Choice

Please join us for a lecture of the Lindemann Lectures in Neuroscience series, as the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders welcome Karolina Lempert, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Many choices we make each day are intertemporal—they involve consequences that unfold over time. For example, do I cash out my stocks now or wait a few years for a larger payout? An emerging body of evidence suggests that intertemporal choices are malleable and can be profoundly influenced by context.

In this talk, Dr. Lempert will discuss work that aims to understand the contextual factors that influence intertemporal choices, which include our cognitive abilities, our recent experiences and the nature of the choice itself. By understanding how intertemporal choices change under different conditions, we may be able to help people make more advantageous decisions.

About the Speaker

Karolina Lempert, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her Ph.D. in psychology at New York University, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.

Dr. Lempert’s research examines the individual differences, situational factors and neural mechanisms that influence intertemporal choices, or choices with consequences that play out over time. She uses a neuroeconomics approach, combining paradigms from behavioral economics with methodological techniques including neuroimaging and psychophysiology.


This event is free and open to the public. Registration is helpful, but not required. Please RSVP by filling out the form below. 

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Sponsored by the Endowed Lindemann Lecture in Human Development Neuroscience Series.

For more information, please contact: 

Dominic Fareri
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