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The Hillel Einhorn new investigator award 2017

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DEADLINE JUNE 19, 2017

The Society for Judgment and Decision Making is inviting submissions for the Hillel Einhorn New Investigator Award. The purpose of this award is to encourage outstanding work by new researchers. Individuals are eligible if they have not yet completed their Ph.D. or if they have completed their Ph.D. within the last five years (on or after July 1, 2012). To be considered for the award, please submit a journal-style manuscript on any topic related to judgment and decision making.

In the case of co-authored papers, if the authors are all new investigators they can be considered jointly; otherwise, the new investigator(s) must be the primary author(s) and should be the primary source of ideas. Submissions in dissertation format will not be considered, but articles based on a dissertation are encouraged. Both reprints of published articles and manuscripts that have not yet been published are acceptable. We ask for submissions with names, affiliations, and author notes removed for blind
review. Submissions that are not properly anonymized will be invalid.

There have been two changes in policy. First, a given paper can only be submitted for consideration once. Thus, papers submitted in any prior year may not be submitted this year. Second, you must be a member at the time of submission. You need your member password to submit. If you are not a member, you should join by 17 June so as to be sure to have your password before the deadline. Instructions on becoming a member are here: http://www.sjdm.org/join.html.

Submissions will be judged by a committee appointed by the Society. To be considered, submissions must be received by 19 June, 2017 (11:59 PM, Pacific Time). The committee will announce the results to the participants by 10 October 2017. The award will be announced and presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. The winner must be available to accept the award at the annual meeting and will be invited to give a presentation of their paper. Do not submit a paper if you know that you cannot attend this year’s annual meeting. If the winner cannot obtain full funding from his/her own institution to attend the meeting, an application may be made to the Society for supplemental travel needs.

Submission instructions and the submission portal are available here: http://www.sjdm.org/awards/einhorn.html.

This entry was posted on Monday, May 15th, 2017.

SJDM Conference, Vancouver, Nov 10-13, 2017

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SOCIETY FOR JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) invites abstracts for oral presentations and posters on any interesting topic related to judgment and decision making. Completed manuscripts are not required (i.e., it’s non archival).

LOCATION, DATES, AND PROGRAM

SJDM’s annual conference will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, November 10-13, 2017. The conference will take place at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. Plenary events will include a keynote talk on Sunday, November 12 delivered by Robert Cialdini and Richard Thaler.

SUBMISSIONS

The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 19, 2017, end of the day. Submissions for oral presentations, and posters should be made through the SJDM website at http://www.sjdm.org/abstract-review/htdocs Technical questions can be addressed to the webmaster, Jon Baron, at webmaster@sjdm.org. All other questions can be addressed to the program chair, Suzanne Shu, at suzanne.shu@anderson.ucla.edu.

ELIGIBILITY

At least one author of each presentation must be a member of SJDM, by one week after the deadline for submission (to allow time for dues paid by mail). You may join SJDM at http://www.sjdm.org/join.html. An individual may give only one talk and present only one poster, but may be a co-author on multiple talks and/or posters. Please note that both the membership rule and the one-talk/one-poster rule will be strictly enforced.

NOTE FOR NON-CANADIAN CITIZENS REQUIRING VISAS

Travelers from certain countries may need extra lead time to obtain travel documents. Although we are unable to accept talks early, we can provide notification of an “accepted presentation.” This means that you would at least be guaranteed a poster. We can do this because posters are typically evaluated only for content and most are accepted. To take advantage of this option, you should still submit through the regular process, make sure to indicate that you are willing to present a poster, and also send a request to the program chair, Suzanne Shu, at suzanne.shu@anderson.ucla.edu.

AWARDS

The Best Student Poster Award is given for the best poster presentation whose first author is a student member of SJDM.

The Hillel Einhorn New Investigator Award is intended to encourage outstanding work by new researchers. Applications are due June 19, 2017. Further details are available at http://www.sjdm.org/awards/einhorn.html. Questions can be directed to Gretchen Chapman, gretchen.chapman@rutgers.edu.

The Jane Beattie Memorial Fund subsidizes travel to North America for a foreign scholar in pursuits related to judgment and decision research, including attendance at the annual SJDM meeting. Further details will be available at http://www.sjdm.org/awards/beattie.html.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Suzanne Shu (Chair), Oleg Urminsky, Danny Oppenheimer, Nina Mazar, Thorsten Pachur, Dan Schley, Bettina von Helversen, and Kate Wessels and Kaye de Kruif (conference co-coordinators)

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 11th, 2017.

25th International Meeting of the Brunswik Society, Vancouver, Nov 9, 2017

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CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION

After a hiatus of ten years, the 25th Annual International Meeting of the Brunswik Society will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the Vancouver Convention Center West. The program will begin at 9:00 am and end at 6:00 pm.

This meeting is dedicated to the memory of the late Kenneth R. Hammond, on the occasion of his 100th birthday. We invite papers and/or panel discussion proposals on any theoretical or empirical/applied topic directly related to Egon Brunswik’s theoretical lens model framework and method of representative design, including approaches based on Brunswikian principles. Proposals focusing on Ken Hammond’s contributions to the Brunswikian tradition are especially encouraged.

Please send a brief abstract (125 words), and indicate whether the paper/discussion is theoretical or empirical, to Mandeep Dhami by Monday, July 3rd. Kindly respect this submission due date. We cannot guarantee a presenting slot to those who do not meet the submission deadline.

Meeting organizers are Mandeep Dhami (m.dhami at mdx.ac.uk) and Jeryl Mumpower (jmumpower at tamu.edu). The meeting is held concurrently with the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting and just before the Judgment and Decision Society meeting. More details about the 2017 meeting, including registration instructions, will be posted on the Brunswik Society website, at http://brunswik.org.

NOTE: Putting a “c” in Brunswik is a rookie mistake.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017.

The SJDM Newsletter is ready for download

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SOCIETY FOR JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING NEWSLETTER

 

The quarterly Society for Judgment and Decision Making newsletter can be downloaded from the SJDM site:

http://sjdm.org/newsletters/

Dan Goldstein
SJDM Newsletter Editor

This entry was posted on Sunday, April 16th, 2017.

Learn some statistics this summer

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SUMMER STATISTICS AND METHODS COURSES 2017

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An important part of our stats education was Steven Stigler’s lesson on the Quincunx

Alan Reifman maintains a list of summer statistics and methods courses that would be of interest to those looking to refresh or expand upon their skills.

Here is the list for 2017. Enjoy!

best,
Dan

Image credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bean_machine

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017.

SPUDM conference, Israel, August 20-24, 2017. Deadline: March 15th , 2017.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: SUBJECTIVE PROBABILITY, UTILITY AND DECISION MAKING (SPUDM)

Submission deadline: March 15th , 2017

The European Association for Decision Making invites submissions for presentations, posters and/or symposia for its 2017 Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making (SPUDM 26) Conference to be held at the Technion – the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, from Sunday August 20 to Thursday August 24, 2017.

All submissions must be made electronically.
Invited keynote speakers:
Alvin E. Roth, Stanford University, USA
Debora Estrin, Cornell Tech, USA
Ido Erev, Technion, Israel
Presidential Address by EADM president:
Andreas Glöckner, Göttingen University, Germany

The conference focus will combine traditional topics as well as new directions in Judgment and Decision Making research.

More details and submission guidelines are available on the conference website — https://spudm2017.net.technion.ac.il/call-for-papers/

For further assistance please contact the organizing committee at Spudm26@idc.ac.il<mailto:Spudm26@idc.ac.il>

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Haifa.

SPUDM 26 organizing committee:

* Shahar Ayal, IDC Herzelia
* David Budescu, Fordham University
* Ido Erev, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
* Andreas Glöckner, Göttingen University
* Ilana Ritov, Hebrew University
* Shaul Shalvi, University of Amsterdam
* Richárd Szántó, Corvinus University of Budapest

This entry was posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2017.

Edward Cokely wins FABBS 2017 Early Career Impact Award

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2017 FABBS AWARD WINNER FROM THE SOCIETY FOR JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING

FABBS (Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences) just announced the 2017 Early Career Impact Award winners. This award is presented to early career scientists of FABBS member societies during the first 10 years post-PhD and recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. The goal is to enhance public visibility of these sciences and the particular research through the dissemination efforts of the FABBS in collaboration with the member societies and award winners.

For the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, the 2017 winner is Edward Cokely of the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Edward Cokely has made significant advances in the psychology of skilled decision making, with applications in risk communication and adaptive technology. He is known for his research on cognitive abilities and inclusive decision education. In addition, Dr. Cokely’s research has advanced frontiers in our scientific understanding of simple, effective decision aids, visual aids, and training programs including adaptive computerized tutors to improve high-stakes decision making among diverse and vulnerable individuals who vary widely in ability, proficiency, education, background, and country of residence.

A passage from one of his papers shows his conviction that people, regardless of background, can improve their decision making ability:

For more than a century people have used theoretical assumptions to argue that general intelligence constrains decision making quality, causing substantial differences in human potential and outcomes…[with implications for] the structure of our policies, rights, institutions, and welfare practices. […] Setting aside moral and ethical outrage, at the heart of the scientific issue is a basic question about whether or not abilities actually constrain decision quality. [Our] experiments, training programs, and cognitive process tracing studies provide converging causal evidence [that] skilled decision making generally does not require high-levels of fluid intelligence or special abstract reasoning capacities… [With the right support] nearly anyone has the ability to make well-informed and skilled decisions so long as they understand risks.

In his writings, Dr. Cokely discusses how these findings present both research opportunities and substantial scientific responsibilities (for example, all else equal, informed decision making is an ethical imperative). This foundation serves as the scientific and ethical basis for his efforts to nurture risk literacy and support science for informed decision making.

In fewer than ten years after earning his PhD, Dr. Cokely has published over 60 papers which have been cited over 2,000 times. In the same time period, he has mentored 10 PhD students and secured more than $2,000,000 dollars in funding for research and student support. His research has been featured in Scientific American, New Scientist Magazine, Chronicle of Higher Education, and other media outlets such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Online. He’s received several major awards including a 2013 National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the APA’s Award for Best Research Paper in Applied Experimental Psychology (2012).

Dr. Cokely has developed the Berlin Numeracy Tests and associated outreach efforts via www.RiskLiteracy.org, a multinational collaborative informed decision making project. Today, more than 100,000 people from 166 countries have taken one of the Berlin Numeracy Tests. Hundreds of recent studies by research groups from business, psychology, economics, political science, law, medicine, social work, forestry, and other fields have published decision making research using the Berlin Numeracy Tests, improving our understanding of the needs and processes of diverse decision makers in more than 50 countries.

Dr. Cokely serves as Presidential Research Professor and Associate Professor of Psychology, and co-founding faculty of the National Institute for Risk & Resilience, at the University of Oklahoma and was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development after earning his doctorate in psychology from Florida State University.

This entry was posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017.

The SJDM Newsletter is ready for download

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SOCIETY FOR JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING NEWSLETTER

 

The quarterly Society for Judgment and Decision Making newsletter can be downloaded from the SJDM site:

http://sjdm.org/newsletters/

Dan Goldstein
SJDM Newsletter Editor

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016.

Nominate a JDM researcher for the FABBS early career impact award

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DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2016

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FABBS (Federation of Associations in Brain and Behavioral Sciences) is a coalition of scientific societies that share an interest in advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.

To recognize scientists who have made outstanding research contributions, FABBS grants early career impact awards. (Here early means within 10 years of receiving a PhD.)

Awards are rotated tri-annually among various subsets of societies that are members of this larger federation.

In 2017, the subset includes the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM).

Accordingly, we are seeking nominations for the FABBS early career impact award.

If you wish to recognize the contributions of a judgment and decision making (JDM) scholar who obtained their PhD in the last 10 years, please email the name of your nominee to Shane Frederick (shane.frederick at yale.edu) by this Friday, November 18th, 2016.

The SJDM executive board will review the set of nominees and make our recommendation to FABBS by November 30, 2016.

Those seeking more information about this award can obtain it here:

http://www.fabbs.org/fabbs-foundation/early-career-investigator-award/

This entry was posted on Monday, November 14th, 2016.

2016 SJDM conference program available

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SOCIETY FOR JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING CONFERENCE STARTS FRI NOV 18, 2016

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What: SJDM 2016 Conference
When: November 18 to 21, 2016
Where: Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199
Special Features
* Plenary address by Linda Babcock
* Tribute to Baruch Fischhoff
* Presidential address by Dan Goldstein
* Women in JDM networking event
* Einhorn Award revelation
* Social event at a swank speakeasy

As the Society for Judgment and Decision Making conference is right around the corner, it’s time to make your last minute travel and hotel arrangements if you haven’t already. There have been quite a few early online registrations, and total registrations are expected to number around 675. It’s too late to register online, but you can do so in person at the conference (which 15% to 20% of people do). At $400 onsite for members ($200 for student members), it’s one of the least expensive conferences around. It would be cheaper than that but, you know, Boston. If you aren’t a member, you can join here for $50.

You can download the current copy of the program here. As you know, the talks were selected by a representative panel of reviewers this year and we see many amazing talks and posters on the program.

See you soon in Boston!

This entry was posted on Friday, November 4th, 2016.