The Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS) was established in 2007 by the Faculty of Social Science at University of East Anglia.  The Centre's mission is to further the long tradition at UEA of using controlled laboratory and field experiments to study key questions in the social sciences, from foundational and methodological issues to applied research.

Together with our colleagues at the University of Nottingham and University of Warwick, we are founding members of the ESRC Network for Integrated Behavioural Science.

Researchers in CBESS are currently pursuing three main themes of research. The Preferences and Cognition cluster ask fundamental questions about how humans form judgments about uncertainty and values.  The Competition and Strategic Reasoning cluster investigate how individuals anticipate and react to actions of others, and solve tensions between competitive and cooperative incentives.  The Behaviour and Institutions cluster study how culture, society, and identity come together to influence how groups interact.

News News

New CBESS Working Paper

We have added a new working paper to our series . Giving in Dictator Games - Experimenter demand effect or preference over the rules of the game? by Nadine Chlaß and Peter G. Moffatt ...

CCC Meeting 15-16 June

A contingent of CBESS PhD Students attended the recent CCC Meeting (CREED-CBESS-CEDEX) meeting in Nottingham, 15 - 16 June.  They all gave some excellent talks, and recieved many comments...

New Research Grant

CBESS Colleagues Prof Bob Sugden and Prof Ted Turocy have obtained a significant grant in collaboration with colleagues from CCP at UEA and from Nottingham and Warwick. The grant continues...

New CBESS Working Paper

The Attraction and Compromise Effects in Bargaining: Experimental Evidence by Fabio Galeotti, Maria Montero and Anders Poulsen   Read the working paper here .

Subhasish Modak Chowdhury receives British Academy Award

The British Academy’s Research Awards Committee has selected Dr Modak Chowdhury’s project The Micro and Macro Foundations of Conflict and Conflict Resolution: Theory and Evidences , for the...

Contact Contact

For enquiries regarding the Centre, please contact the Director:

Dr Anders Poulsen
Director, Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science
School of Economics
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom

Email: A.Poulsen@uea.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1603 591066


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