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SJDM 2011, Seattle, Nov 5-7, 2011

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2011 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING

The Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) invites abstracts for symposia, oral presentations, and posters on any interesting topic related to judgment and decision making. Completed manuscripts are not required. Details are available here: http://www.sjdm.org/programs/2011-cfp.html

LOCATION, DATES, AND PROGRAM
SJDM’s annual conference will be held in the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, Washington, during November 5-7, 2011. Early registration and welcome reception will take place the evening of Friday, November 4. Hotel reservations at the $186/night. Psychonomic convention rate will be available.

SUBMISSIONS
The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2011. Submissions for symposia, oral presentations, and posters should be made through the SJDM website at http://sql.sjdm.org. Technical questions can be addressed to the webmaster at www@sjdm.org. All other questions can be addressed to the program chair, Nathan Novemsky, at nathan.novemsky@yale.edu.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Nathan Novemsky (Chair), Michel Regenwetter, Bernd Figner, Robyn LeBoeuf, Gretchen Chapman, Ulf Reips, Wandi Bruine de Bruin, Ellie Kyung, Anuj Shah.

EXECUTIVE BOARD
Eldar Shafir (shafir@princeton.edu), President
Valerie Reyna (vr53@cornell.edu), Past President
George Wu (wu@chicagobooth.edu), President Elect (and Elected Member, 2008-2011)
Gal Zauberman (gal@wharton.upenn.edu), Elected Member, 2010-2011 (replacing George Wu)
Ellen Peters (peters.498@osu.edu), Elected Member, 2009-2012
Gretchen Chapman (gbc@rci.rutgers.edu), Elected Member 2010-2013)
Bud Fennema (fennema@fsu.edu), Secretary-Treasurer
Jon Baron (baron@psych.upenn.edu), Webmaster
Dan Goldstein (dan@dangoldstein.com), Newsletter Editor and Co-webmaster
Nathan Novemsky (nathan.novemsky@yale.edu), 2011 Program Committee Chair

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011.

SPUDM 2011. Aug 21-25, 2011, London, UK

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SUBJECTIVE PROBABILITY, UTILITY, AND DECISION MAKING CONFERENCE (SPUDM) 2011

What: SPUDM23 Conference 21st – 25th August 2011
When: Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM – Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 6:00 PM (GMT)
Where: Kingston University London, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom

Online registration for the SPUDM23 conference in Kingston University London is now OPEN. Please visit: http://spudm23conference.eventbrite.com and select your tickets. Early bird fees will be available until the 15th of June 2011.

Note that, due to logistics restrictions, we are only able to offer 175 tickets for each of the Keynote lectures. We strongly encourage you to register early to secure a seat. Those without tickets will be able to follow the keynote lectures via a live video stream in an adjacent room.

Instructions for poster presentations are also available at:
http://spudm23.eadm.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26&Itemid=100022

This entry was posted on Monday, May 16th, 2011.

JDM 2011, Seattle, Nov 5-7. Abstract deadline July 1.

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2011 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING

The Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) invites abstracts for symposia, oral presentations, and posters on any interesting topic related to judgment and decision making. Completed manuscripts are not required.

LOCATION, DATES, AND PROGRAM
SJDM’s annual conference will be held in the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, Washington, during November 5-7, 2011. Early registration and welcome reception will take place the evening of Friday, November 4.

Hotel reservations at the $186/night Psychonomic convention rate will be available.

Ed Diener will be the keynote speaker.

SUBMISSIONS
The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2011. Submissions for symposia, oral presentations, and posters should be made through the SJDM website at http://sql.sjdm.org. Technical questions can be addressed to the webmaster at www@sjdm.org. All other questions can be addressed to the program chair, Nathan Novemsky, at nathan.novemsky at yale.edu.

ELIGIBILITY
At least one author of each presentation must be a member of SJDM. Joining at the time of submission will satisfy this requirement. To join, see http://www.sjdm.org/join.html. An individual may submit only one talk (podium presentation) as presenter and only one poster, but may be a co-author on multiple talks and/or posters.

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 July 1, 2011. Further details are available at http://www.sjdm.org.

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.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Nathan Novemsky (Chair), Michel Regenwetter, Bernd Figner, Robyn LeBeouf, Gretchen Chapman, Ulf Reips, Wandi Bruine de Bruin, Ellie Kyung, Anuj Shah

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011.

10th TIBER symposium on Psychology and Economics

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DAN ARIELY, JAMES ANDREONI KEYNOTE SPEAKING. DEADLINE JUNE 1, 2011


“If only I could find paper and envelopes to match my skirt and jacket”

(This photo has little to do with behavioral economics,
but that didn’t stop them from using it on the TIBER Web site)

Join Ilja van Beest, Rik Pieters, Jan Potters, Diederik Stapel, and Marcel Zeelenberg in one of DSN’s favorite places this summer as …

You are invited to attend the 10th Tilburg Institute for Behavioral Economics Research (TIBER) symposium on Psychology and Economics, to be held at Tilburg University, August 19th, 2011.

We are happy to announce that Dan Ariely and James Andreoni are confirmed keynote speakers.

We invite contributions from the fields of psychology, economics, and marketing.

If you would like to present your work (in a 20-30 minute talk), please send an abstract (max. 300 words) to tibersymposium@uvt.nl before June 1st, 2011. You are also very much welcome to attend the symposium if you do not present your work.

Further information will soon be available from the website.

This entry was posted on Friday, April 22nd, 2011.

SJDM March 2011 Newsletter is ready for download

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SOCIETY FOR JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING NEWSLETTER

Society for Judgment and Decision Making Newsletter Editor Dan Goldstein reports that the March 2011 SJDM newsletter is ready for download.

http://www.sjdm.org/newsletters/11-mar.pdf

Enjoy!

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011.

SJDM newsletter is out

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SOCIETY FOR JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING NEWSLETTER

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

http://www.sjdm.org/files/newsletters/

Enjoy!

This entry was posted on Friday, December 31st, 2010.

Professorships at Yale Management and Carnegie Mellon SDS

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ONE POST, TWO JOBS

The YALE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT is seeking additional faculty members at all levels in the areas of economics and organizational behavior. Ph.D. or equivalent is required; research and teaching interest in theory and application preferred, as well as an interdisciplinary orientation. Appointments will be made for the 2011 – 2012 academic year.

To apply online click here.

Please note that only electronic applications are accepted this year.

The deadlines for receipt of all materials is October 15, 2010.

For more information visit: http://mba.yale.edu/faculty/faculty_openings.shtml

Yale is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and especially encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.

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THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND DECISION SCIENCES AT CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY seeks candidates to fill a junior tenure-track position in decision making and public policy.

Candidates should have a strong commitment both to applying decision-making research to public policy and to creating the scientific foundations for such applications. Their letter of application should describe a research program designed to influence public policy and contribute to basic knowledge. Although policy interests could be in any area, the department has strengths in environment, energy, health, safety, finance, national security, and risk. Teaching would support the department’s educational programs.

The department is interdisciplinary, with faculty members from psychology, economics, political science, decision science, and history. Several have joint appointments in other departments, notably Engineering and Public Policy. Collaboration is a hallmark of the Department and University.

For more information, please visit: http://www.hss.cmu.edu/departments/sds/

Applicants should send a CV, two papers, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of research interests to:

Chair, Behavioral Decision Research and Policy Search Committee
Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Social and Decision Sciences
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890.

Please submit applications by December 1.

Carnegie Mellon University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

CMU Baker & Porter Halls photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aschultz/3254899110/

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 30th, 2010.

ACR 2010 Jacksonville uses green defaults

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ASSOCIATION FOR CONSUMER RESEARCH CONFERENCE, OCT 7-10, 2010

What: The Association for Consumer Research Annual North American Conference [Website]
Where: Jacksonville, FL
Hotel: The Hyatt Regency [Map] [Booking]
When: OCT 7-10, 2010
Registration: Available now online
Early-bird deadline: Sept 1. Second price hike at Sept 25th.

ACR 2010 Jacksonville is open for registration!

Decision Science News notices that this year, the conference uses “green defaults”. Innovative! Check it out:

  • You will have the option to opt out of the complete program given at the conference. You can build your own program on the ACR website by going to www.acrweb.org/acr and signing in. Once there, choose the “program” option, and you will see the new tool which you can utilize. Print your customized program and bring it with you!
  • The default meal is vegetarian. You will have the option to opt out of the vegetarian meal.

Build-your-own-program is neat. We usually look at about half of the program, and end up needing about 20% of it at the conference. They have some other nudges as well:

  • You will have the option of buying carbon offsets for your flight.
  • You can choose the electronic version of the proceedings instead of a hardcover copy and receive a $20 discount.

The discount for the e-proceedings seems like a classic incentive. Decision Science News just registered and found that they used no default (forced choice) for this question. They could have made the default the green one and said “hardcover available for an extra $20″. In any case, we are glad to see research put to use.

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 5th, 2010.

First of two JDM special issues on the Recognition Heurisitic

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SPECIAL ISSUE: RECOGNITION PROCESSES IN INFERENTIAL DECISION MAKING

The journal Judgment and Decision Making today published a special issue on “Recognition processes in inferential decision making” edited by Julian N. Marewski, Rüdiger F. Pohl and Oliver Vitouch. The special issue turns out to be the first of two special issues, something the editors had not anticipated:

What was originally planned as one issue consisting of about 6 contributions turned into two volumes with about 20 submitted articles, some of which are still under review. All submissions were and are subject to Judgment and Decision Making’s peer review process, under the direction of the journal’s editor, Jonathan Baron, and us.

Here is how the editors describe the contents of the two special issues:

Let us briefly provide an overview of the contents of the two issues. The first issue presents 8 articles with a range of new mathematical analyses and theoretical developments on questions such as when the recognition heuristic will help people to make accurate inferences; as well as experimental and methodological work that tackles descriptive questions; for example, whether the recognition heuristic is a good model of consumer choice.

The forthcoming second issue strives to give an overview of the past, current, and likely future debates on the recognition heuristic, featuring comments on the debates by some of those authors who have been heavily involved, early experiments on the recognition heuristic that were run decades ago, but thus far never published, as well as new experimental tests of the recognition heuristic and alternative approaches. Finally, in the second issue, we will also provide a discussion of all papers in the two issues, and speculate about what we should possibly learn from these papers.

In allocating accepted articles to the two issues, we strove to strike a balance between the order of submission, the order of acceptance, and the topical fit of the papers. We apologize to those authors who feel disfavored by our attempts to establish such a balance; either because they preferred to see their contributions appear in the first, or alternatively, in the second issue.

Also surprising to Decision Science News was that although the topic was recognition processes in inference, all the articles address one particular rule of thumb, Goldstein & Gigerenzer’s recognition heuristic.

Goldstein, D. G. & Gigerenzer, G. (2002). Models of ecological rationality: The recognition heuristic. Psychological Review, 109, 75-90. [Download]

In other RH news, editor Marewski et al has a 2010 paper on the heuristic and editor Pohl also has a 2010 recognition heuristic paper.

CONTENTS OF THE FIRST SPECIAL ISSUE

Recognition-based judgments and decisions: Introduction to the special issue (Vol. 1), pp. 207-215 (html). Julian N. Marewski, Rüdiger F. Pohl and Oliver Vitouch

Why recognition is rational: Optimality results on single-variable decision rules, pp. 216-229 (html). Clintin P. Davis-Stober, Jason Dana and David V. Budescu

When less is more in the recognition heuristic, pp. 230-243 (html). Michael Smithson

The less-is-more effect: Predictions and tests, pp. 244-257 (html). Konstantinos V. Katsikopoulos

Less-is-more effects without the recognition heuristic, pp. 258-271 (html). C. Philip Beaman, Philip T. Smith, Caren A. Frosch and Rachel McCloy

Precise models deserve precise measures: A methodological dissection, pp. 272-284 (html). Benjamin E. Hilbig

Physiological arousal in processing recognition information: Ignoring or integrating cognitive cues?, pp. 285-299 (html). Guy Hochman, Shahar Ayal and Andreas Glöckner

Think or blink — is the recognition heuristic an intuitive strategy?, pp. 300-309 (html). Benjamin E. Hilbig, Sabine G. Scholl and Rüdiger F. Pohl

I like what I know: Is recognition a non-compensatory determiner of consumer choice?, pp. 310-325 (html). Onvara Oeusoonthornwattana and David R. Shanks

Photo adapted from S. M. Daselaar, M. S. Fleck, and R. Cabeza. (2006) Triple Dissociation in the Medial Temporal Lobes: Recollection, Familiarity, and Novelty. Journal of Neurophysiology 96, 1902-1911.

This entry was posted on Friday, July 30th, 2010.

JDM 2010 Conference, St. Louis, November 19-22

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31st ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING 2010

SJDM’s 31st annual conference will be held in the Drury Plaza Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, during November 19-22, 2010. Early registration and welcome reception will take place the evening of Friday, November 19.

Hotel reservations at the $125/night Psychonomic convention rate can be made by clicking here.

JDMers can also stay at the Millenium Hotel at the conference rate of $134/night by clicking here, or $107/night for students here.

SUBMISSIONS
The deadline for submissions is June 21, 2010. Current call for abstracts is here. Submissions for symposia, oral presentations, and posters should be made through the SJDM website at http://sql.sjdm.org. Technical questions can be addressed to the webmaster, Jon Baron, at www@sjdm.org. All other questions can be addressed to the program chair, Michel Regenwetter, at regenwet@uiuc.edu.

ELIGIBILITY
At least one author of each presentation must be a member of SJDM. Joining at the time of submission will satisfy this requirement. A membership form may be downloaded from the SJDM website at http://www.sjdm.org/jdm-member.html. An individual may give only one talk (podium presentation) and present only one poster, but may be a co-author on multiple talks and/or posters.

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 July 1, 2010. Further details are available at http://www.sjdm.org.

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.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Michel Regenwetter (Chair), Craig McKenzie, Nathan Novemsky, Bernd Figner, Gretchen Chapman, Gal Zauberman, Ulf Reips, Wandi Bruine de Bruin, Ellie Kyung

This entry was posted on Friday, May 14th, 2010.