Risk, Delay, and some Theory

Current graduate student, Kelli Johnson, and former graduate student, Michael Bixter, have published an article in Judgement and Decision Making. The paper reports a meta-analysis of published associations between intertemporal preferences (involving delayed rewards) and risk preferences (involving risky rewards). Results suggest an association that is consistently non-zero, but too weak to provide any support for existing theories. You can read the article itself for more details. But here, I wish to use this study to highlight a broader issue.

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Paper about group DM, leadership

Former graduate student, Michael Bixter, has gotten another dissertation-related paper published (see previous). This paper investigates decision making in small groups, experimentally manipulating the status of select group members, and using some sophisticated structural equation modeling (small group research induces lots of annoying interdependencies which cause trouble for conventional analyses).

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Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Grant

A collaboative team that includes faculty from Electrical and Computer Engineering, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, Computer Science, and Psychology has received NIH funding to investigate a pioneering approach to fetal monitoring that could improve outcomes in the delivery room. Details can be found here.

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CRPI Special Issue

I am co-editing (with Lael Schooler) a special issue on the topic of Group Decision Making in Cognitive Research: Practical Implications. Submissions are currently being solicited. More info here.

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