7th Annual WML Academic Symposium

Time: 10:30 AM
Rm 303
Presenter(s): Erin Igwacho
Title: Are people's decisions primarily the result of thought or emotion?
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Jutta Street , Psychology

The reason behind this research study was to test whether individuals make decisions based on their emotions or display more reasoning in their decision-making process. To measure this, I used the players on the football team to induce different levels of stress in their cognitive thinking process. Once different stress levels are induced, they will be given the choice of a snack. Based on snack choice, I will be able to go back and see whether their choices were influenced by reasoning or mainly by overwhelming initial emotion.