Carla Maria Sotelo Garcia

Research interests

During my psychology degree, I came across the field of behavioral economics, which instantly grabbed my attention for its perspective on how our minds influence economic choices, combining psychology and economics. My research interest lies in exploring cognitive biases that play a role in shaping economic decisions. For my master's thesis, I am investigating loss aversion in primates at the Basel Zoo site. This phenomenon, where the fear of losing outweighs the joy of gaining, holds significant implications for decision-making. By studying economic cognitive biases in primates, I aim to enhance the understanding of decision-making processes across species.