Imagine 12 patients who need new kidneys, and six kidneys available. How would you allocate them? New research by Rutgers social psychologists suggests your answer would depend on how the patients and their situations are presented to you.

In research recently published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, Gretchen Chapman and Jeff DeWitt of Rutgers and Helen Colby of the University of California-Los Angeles found that people make dramatically different decisions about who should receive a transplant depending on whether the potential recipients are presented as individuals or as part of two separate groups.

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Rutgers University is one of the top public research schools in the country and serves as the flagship campus for the state university of New Jersey. This school works to provide students with a quality education through access to state-of-the-art academic centers and institutes.

Of its many excellent academic programs, the psychology program is one of the best. It is dedicated to helping student understand the connection between the way we think and our behavior. Students take classes in behavioral and systems neuroscience, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology and social psychology.

degree from Rutgers helps graduates land jobs earning an average starting salary of $38,000 and mid-career salary of $80,000.

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On June 17, 2015, the Medical Decision Making Lab was featured in a press release on the Association for Psychological Science (APS) website, titled "Medical Resources Allocated Equally Across Groups, but More Efficiently Across Individuals". Click here to read the press release on the APS website (opens a new window)

On May 5th, 2015 Prof. Elizabeth B. Torres was awarded The Board of Trustees Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence in recognition of her important and original contributions to our understanding of the neural control of movement and of the interrelations between motor and cognitive phenomena.

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A frantic phone call to Rutgers neuroscientist Elizabeth Torres from a colleague whose pregnant wife had slipped into a coma has led to the use of sensors that can detect visually imperceptible motions in a comatose person, proving she had some awareness, that she was struggling to communicate, and that her condition was slowly improving.

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