Decision-making research focuses on how we deliberate over costs and benefits of our options (e.g., comparing apples & oranges)
Cognitive control research focuses on how we exert cognitive effort to overcome our automatic biases (e.g., naming the color a word appears in vs. reading the word itself)
We are interested in answering questions about the intersection between these processes:
How do we choose to overcome these barriers?
How do we decide what kind(s) and how much control to allocate? (e.g., Shenhav, Botvinick, Cohen, 2013)
What is the basis for cognitive effort dynamics (e.g., fatigue, depletion)?
What are the mechanisms for cognitive perseverance?