Behavioural Research Lab participants in computer lab

Behavioural Research Lab

A purpose-built facility designed for researchers examining behaviour in organisations.

LSE is a world-leading hub for behavioural science research.
We aim to facilitate world class behavioural research by providing state-of-the-art facilities in the centre of London and by promoting the development of a vibrant research community. The Behavioural Research Lab is managed by the LSE Department of Management and is open to researchers and students from across LSE.

BRL meeting room with participants

Conduct research

We offer a range of facilities for researchers. Find out more.

BRL participants

Get paid to participate

Students, staff and members of the public can earn £10 per hour. Find out more.


Latest news from the BRL

BRIM Group

Behavioural Research In Management (BRIM) 2017

Over the summer term, the London School of Economics and Political Science hosted the very first Behavioural Research In Management summit for lab managers and staff conducting business research. In turn, the main aim of this event was to provide a forum to share practical experiences, transfer best practices in behavioural research, promote ideas for innovation in technology and experimental design, and build community for those managing research studies across applied disciplines including behavioural and experimental economics, marketing, organizational behaviour, strategy, and management sciences.

More information.

BRL Jr Research Day Text

Announcing the first BRL-Junior Research Days

We are excited to announce that the BRL will be running its first set of 'BRL-Junior Research Days' over two Saturdays in June. This is a great chance for young people to learn about Behavioural Science research and to take part in research designed especially for them! Each session will run for 2 hours and we will have multiple sessions running across each day. Ages 10-13 can signup for sessions on Saturday 10 June and Ages 14-16 can signup for sessions on Saturday 17 June. Please visit the signup page for more information and to select a time for your session!

Participant at computer in Behavioural Research Lab

BRL now supports online studies

The BRL is now able to support remote online studies that are conducted using the BRL's participant pool. Interested researchers can contact BRL Staff via for more information or can complete the BRL Booking Form  to start the booking process.

Participant in Behavioural Research Lab

New BRL ethics approval procedure

The BRL Steering Committee has agreed a new research ethics approval procedure for all studies which are to be conducted with the BRL (lab-based and online). Researchers will be asked to refer to the BRL Research Ethics Handbook and complete the online ethics application form, which will be reviewed by members of the BRL Ethics Committee. Please visit the BRL's Conduct Research page for full details.

Ilka Gleibs

New publication

Ilka H. Gleibs, Neil Wilson, Geetha Reddy, and Caroline Catmur, published their paper, Group dynamics in automatic imitation, in PLOS ONE.

Laura Kudrna

New publication

Laura Kudrna George Kavetsos, Chloe Foy, and Paul Dolan, published their paper, Without My Medal on My Mind: Counterfactual Thinking and Other Determinants of Athlete Emotions, in the Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper series. Read Laura Kudrna's post about the paper on the ESRC blog.

Zhuoqiong Chen

New presentation

Zhuoqiong Chen and Tobias Gesche presented their paper, Persistent bias in advice-giving at the 2016 Behavioural Finance Working Group Conference.

Richard Thaler

Podcast available 

The BRL hosted its first event – a public discussion with Richard Thaler and LSE Director Craig Calhoun about Richard Thaler’s book Misbehaving on 1 June. If you missed the event, you can watch the video or listen to the podcast.

Alex Voorhoeve

New publication

Alex Voorhoeve, Ken Binmore, Arnaldur Stefansson, and Lisa Stewart published their paper, Ambiguity attitudes, framing, and consistency in Theory and Decision.

Dr Heather Kappes

New publication

Heather Kappes and colleagues published their paper, Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science in Science.



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LSE Behavioural Research Lab, Lower Ground Floor, Clement House, 99-101 Aldwych, London WC2B 4JF