Stephan (Steve) Carney
Stephan (Steve) Carney is the current lab manager for the Center for Behavioral and Decision Research at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to his current position, Steve completed a Masters of Science in Marketing at the Queen's University Smith School of Business in 2018 and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Accounting from Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business in 2016.
Steve researches the interpersonal aspects of judgment and decision making. Consumption decisions rarely occur in a vacuum: they occur in a social context. Examples of this context might be: the direct collaboration or consideration of others; the decision to purchase something (or not) in a store knowing how much others have paid; or even one's confidence in selecting a medical treatment given how easy the treatment option information is to understand. In our increasingly accessible lifestyle where knowledge of everything is available in our pockets and we are able to connect with anyone with the push of a button, the study of how we make decisions alone and together becomes increasingly important.
Steve will be joining the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business as a doctoral student in Marketing in the Fall of 2021.