Tim's research focusses on how people make choices, and search information when comparing options. This research employs a wide range of methods. This includes traditional behavioural experiments in the lab, computer simulations of cognitive models, eye tracking, neuroimaging, and big data analysis.
Teaching in 2019-2020
IB9AN0: Principles of Cognition
IB3J00: Behavioural Economics
Tim Mullett is an assistant professor in the behavioural science group at Warwick Business School. He attained his PhD at the University of Nottingham studying Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. He then attained a role as research fellow in the ESRC Network for Integrated Behavioural Science based at Warwick. He also held roles at at the University of Cambridge and University of Bath before taking up his current position in WBS.
Tim's research uses a variety of methodologies including eye tracking and neuroimaging to better understand how people make choices and search for information. A major part of his work applies big data analysis to real world datasets to examine how people make choices outside of the lab.
In addition to publishing in leading academic journals, Tim works with a range of policy makers and organisations including several UK police forces, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Office for Students, and the Which? consumer group.
Alempaki, D., Canic, E., Mullett, T. L., Skylark, W. J., Starmer, C., Stewart, N. and Tufano, F. (2019) "Re-examining how utility and weighting functions get their shapes : a quasi-adversarial collaboration providing a new interpretation", Management Science
Mullett, T. L., Brown, G. D. A., Fincher, C. L., Kosinski, M. and Stillwell, D. (2019) "Individual-level analyses of the impact of parasite stress on personality : reduced openness only for older individuals", Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Mullett, T. L., Brown, G. D. A. D. A. and McDonald, R. (2019) "Cooperation in public goods games predicts behaviour in incentive-matched binary dilemmas : evidence for stable pro-sociality", Economic Inquiry
Bhatia, S. and Mullett, T. L. (2018) "Similarity and decision time in preferential choice", Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Stewart, N., Gächter, S., Noguchi, T. and Mullett, T. L. (2016) "Eye movements in strategic choice", Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 29, 2-3, 137-156
Mullett, T. L. and Stewart, N. (2016) "Implications of visual attention phenomena for models of preferential choice", Decision, 3, 4, 231-253
Bhatia, S. and Mullett, T. L. (2016) "The dynamics of deferred decision", Cognitive Psychology, 86, 112-151
Hodgson, J., Wade, K. A., Stewart, N., Hearty, K., Kyneswood, N., Quispe Torreblanca, E. and Mullett, T. L. (2018) "Public confidence and crime reduction : the impact of forensic property marking"