My research examines the ways in which consumer decision making translates into well-being in the financial and health life domains. Specifically, I explore the role of decision-making ability and the involvement of others in the individual's sense of well-being. My research in this area has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Business Research, and the Journal of Consumer Affairs.
Together, my research demonstrates that the individual’s capacity to decide matters more to their well-being than explicit knowledge of concepts or calculations in a particular life domain.

The Individual's Capacity to Make Decisions

Well-being in Finances and Health

The Impact of Involving Others in Decisions

Advances in Measurement