Joseph Kable

Office Address: 

Solomon Labs, 3720 Walnut St, Room C5



  • Omnia interviewed Joseph Kable, PSC & PARC researcher and Baird Term Professor of Psychology, on why humans can’t seem to make the commitment to slow climate change.

  • Joseph Kable and co-authors have published an article in the Journal of Neuroscience about choices adolescents make in relation to brain development.

  • Joseph Kable and his co-authors' research on risk tolerance linked to amygdala and prefrontal cortex brain regions has just been published in Neuron, Forbes and Penn News. The structure and function of the brain—specifically the amygdala, the prefrontal cortex, and the connections between the two—are linked to how willing a person is to take risks, according to their new research. “It’s a feature of decision-making,” Kable says, “that has manifold effects throughout the lifespan.”

Baird Term Associate Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, 2004


  • Joseph Kable on "Eat the Marshmallow: The Hidden Rationality of Quitting"
  • Joseph Kable on Neuroeconomics: Decision-Making and the Brain