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Journal of Consumer Psychology (JCP) Special Issue: Consumer Psychology for the Greater Good

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JCP DEADLINE FOR INITIAL MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION: AUGUST 1, 2019 Every day, consumers make a myriad of decisions that have the ability to affect the greater good, which we define as the collective well-being of the broader social group. Such decisions range from deciding whether or not to speak up in the face of unfair practices […]

You probably underestimate the populations of Eastern states and the areas of Western states

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NEW PAPER, NEW PRODUCT FEATURE USING PERSPECTIVE PHRASES Click to enlarge As mentioned a few times in past posts, we’ve been doing research on how “perspective sentences,” for example “Israel is about the size of New Jersey in area and population” helps Americans comprehend measurements beyond simply saying “Israel has an area of 20,770 square […]

Does cooperation in the prisoner’s dilemma unravel after ridiculously many repeated plays?

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GUEST POST BY SID SURI: MONTH LONG PRISONER’S DILEMMA Figure 1: All the games and random rematchings in one out of the twenty sessions we conducted. Each block of green/red shows a game where green represents cooperation and red represents defect. Curves between the games represent how players were randomly rematched. DSN readers, you are […]

Judgment and Decision Making leads in open data

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JDM IS TOO LEGIT TO CEASE IN ITS LEGITIMACY We came across this article that looks at the relationship between sharing data and other variables of interest. We were especially interested in its Figure 1 which shows the percentage articles having open data. The journals listed are: JDM – Judgment and Decision Making PLOS – […]

Tools, methods to improve decision making, outcomes, information communication

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A while back, Decision Science News put out a call to the Society for Judgment and Decision Making email list looking for “tools, methods to improve decision making, outcomes, and information communication”. Here are the results of that call.

Correlation between risk aversion and loss aversion

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Have some free data on the correlation between loss aversion and risk aversion

Psychology’s reproducibility project listed by Science Magazine as a top breakthrough of 2015

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Science Magazine’s list of scientific breakthroughs for 2015 included the Psychology’s reproducibility project.

Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science

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The reproducibility of psychology studies is not good. But the field can fix itself.

Student data science presentations on Citibikes and Stop and Frisk

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This summer, researchers at Microsoft Research NYC launched the Data Science Summer School outreach program (DS3 for short), an 8 week hands-on course to impart skills and increase diversity in computer science.

A better way to teach? Professors take note.

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With technology, old ways of doing things give way to simply better alternatives. We no longer need to pick up a phone to buy a plane ticket or hail a cab. We no longer need to carry cash around to pay for most things. Soon, students may not need to listen to traditional lectures to learn science and math because technology can make most STEM lessons participatory. But will the new model of instruction be as effective as traditional lecturing? In what its authors call “the largest and most comprehensive meta-analysis of undergraduate STEM education published to date”, the answer seems to be yes.