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PhD students in decision making: Apply to win the de Finetti Award

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DEADLINE MARCH 29, 2019 The European Association for Decision Making’s de Finetti Award has, since 1995, recognized outstanding work by PhD student researchers in the area of decision making. The winner will receive a prize of 750 Euros, a certificate, and be asked to make a presentation at SPUDM 2019 in Amsterdam http://www.spudm2019.com Please see […]

Reflections on the review process

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VIEWS FROM A VETERAN EDITOR After 13 years of editing journals (Journal of Marketing, International Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Service Research), Roland Rust wrote up some of his thoughts on the review process. We quote here some bits we found interesting. You can read the full article here: Reflections on the review process […]

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 […]

The CREATE (Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation) program

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HELP SHAPE THE NEXT GENERATION OF INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS TOOLS IARPA (the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) seeks thousands of people to test the analytic methods developed for the CREATE (Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation) program. CREATE is a multi-million-dollar, multi-year R\&D effort to improve the core process of intelligence analysis for national security: making […]

Payments to authors based on the journals in which they publish

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THAT’S ONE WAY TO GET “A” PAPERS FROM YOUR FACULTY Table 5 Comparison of Average Amount of Cash Awards for a Paper Published in Selected Journals When we first saw this image on Facebook, we thought it was a joke. But then we downloaded the paper and found that indeed, there’s a practice of paying […]

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 […]

A chess computer learned from scratch and surpassed human knowledge in 4 hours

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HOW MANY GAMES WAS THAT? AlphaZero is a reinforcement learning (RL) progam that can take a game like chess and given only the rules, can play games against itself and learn how to win. According to several articles, it learned from scratch and surpassed human knowledge of chess in four hours. Specifically, it beat the […]

2018 Choice Prediction Competition (CPC18)

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WINNERS GET TO BE CO-AUTHORS ON THE PAPER Ori Plonsky, Reut Apel, Ido Erev, Eyal Ert, and Moshe Tennenholtz announce You are invited to participate in the 2018 choice prediction competition (CPC18) for human decision making. The main goal of this competition is to improve our understanding of the ways by which behavioral decision research […]

29 groups analyzed the same data set, apparently in many different ways

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CROWDSOURCING RESEARCH We have been meaning to post, for quite some time, about this very interesting report from Nature entitled Crowdsourced research: Many hands make tight work. In it, the authors describe how a finding of theirs didn’t hold up when re-analyzed by the Uri Simonsohn. Instead of digging in their heels, they admitted Uri […]

OBHDP Special Issue on Nudges and Choice Architecture in Organizations

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OUR FIELD’S MOST RECENT NOBEL LAUREATE THALER AMONG EDITORS Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (OBHDP) is Announcing a Special Issue on Nudges and Choice Architecture in Organizations GUEST EDITORS Katherine L. Milkman, University of Pennsylvania (Managing Guest Editor) Gretchen Chapman, Rutgers University David Rand, Yale University Todd Rogers, Harvard University Richard H. Thaler, University […]