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TESS (not of the d’Urbervilles)

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We are pleased to announce that Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) was renewed for another round of funding by NSF starting last Fall. TESS allows researchers to submit proposals for experiments to be conducted on a nationally-representative, probability-based Internet platform, and successful proposals are fielded at no cost to investigators. More information about how TESS works and how to submit proposals is available at http://www.tessexperiments.org.

Max Planck Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality, June 18-25, 2013, Berlin

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This summer Gerd Gigerenzer and Ralph Hertwig will host the annual Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality, with a focus on “Decision Making in a Social World”.

Chicago: Not all that windy

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At DSN, we’ve been playing a bit with FetchClimate Explorer from Microsoft Research. It lets one define regions of the globe over which it superimposes spatial and time series data concerning temperature, precipitation, sunlight, and, pictured above, wind speed.

Max Planck Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality, July 3-10, 2012, Berlin

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Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality

Foundations for an Interdisciplinary Decision Theory

3 – 10 July, 2012

Directed by Gerd Gigerenzer

Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition

Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

Some code to help you remember numbers

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Two posts ago we showed you the digit sound system for remembering numbers. This week we provide two computer programs to help you create mnemonics.

Our research meets Saturday Night Live

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Decision Science News readers know about Hal Hershfield and Dan Goldstein’s experiments in which they exposed people to interactive images of their future self to see how it would impact their saving behavior (pictured above).
The idea was sent up in three Saturday Night Live fake commercials for Lincoln Financial. The SNL interactions with the future self were a lot more awkward than ours, but maybe that’s a good thing for changing behavior?

Enter your strategy in a tournament, win thousands of Euros

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We would like to invite you, the members of your research group, and your colleagues to participate in The Second Social Learning Strategies Tournament, which we hope will interest you. The tournament, which has a total of 25,000 euro available as prize money, is now open for entries.

Publish your health nudges

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With this call for papers, we hope to attract manuscripts that are
outstanding empirical and/or theoretical exemplars of research on any health
related topic from a behavioral and/or experimental economic perspective. We
anticipate studies will focus on a range of topics, including, but not
limited to: Smoking, Dietary choices, Adherence to treatment, Decision
making, Risk taking behavior, Choice architecture, Information asymmetry and
use of monetary incentives to alter behavior. We expect papers to reflect a
variety of methodologies but to highlight implications of the research for
practitioners and policy makers.

SJDM March 2011 Newsletter is ready for download

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Society for Judgment and Decision Making Newsletter Editor Dan Goldstein reports that the final SJDM newsletter of 2010 is ready for download.

Fitness plan charges you more for working out less

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ON COMMITMENT DEVICE BUSINESSES AND SOFT CONTRACTS This week, our former home, the Center for the Decision Sciences at Columbia University, has turned us on to this article about a fitness plan that charges you more if you work out less. Yes, it’s a business putting applied behavioral economics to work, not unlike Stickk.com or […]