SPUDM 2021 Call for Papers

 

The European Association for Decision Making invites submissions for presentations, posters and/or symposia for the 28th Biennial SPUDM (Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making) Conference which will be hosted online by Warwick Business School and the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick, UK, from 22 – 24 August 2021.

SPUDM has been the leading European decision making and behavioural economics conference since its inception in 1969. Those years have seen SPUDM host the greatest researchers in our field, and we are committed to keeping this tradition alive and making this 28th meeting, the first to be held entirely online, one of the very best.

Our keynote speakers include Rory Sutherland (Vice Chairman of Ogilvy &
Mather Advertising) Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau (President-elect EADM) and Ilana Ritov, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. There will also be a special guest appearance by Daniel Kahneman, who will field questions about his forthcoming book Noise (co-written with Oliver Sibony and Cass Sunstein).

We will host papers, discussions and posters covering the full range of modern thinking in behavioural science, behavioural economics, and judgment and decision making. We strongly encourage submissions from new researchers, from researchers in countries less represented in the JDM community, and from researchers working in new areas and in the applications of behavioural science.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 30 April 2021. Make your submissions by clicking here: SPUDM2021

EADM tweets now! @EADM_1993

EADM started its own twitter account – you will see the tweets on the right hand side of the homepage of simply follow us @EADM_1993.

Why 1993 – well – this was the year when EADM was born 🙂

I you want to promote your research tag it with @jdmresearch and we will re-tweet and spread the word!

Tweeting on this account, in loose order: Gaelle (@ProfGaelle), Eva (@EM_Krockow), Michael (@SchulteMi ), Lina ( @linakoppel) and Marta (@marta_balto)

EGPROC submission deadline extended (April 30)

The 36th meeting of the European Group of Process Tracing Studies (EGPROC) will take place in Galway, Ireland from the 22nd to the 24th of June 2017 and we are delighted to announce two special guests: Prof. Neil Stewart of Warwick University, and Dr. KongFatt Wong-Lin of Ulster University.

Due to numerous requests, the deadline for abstract submission has been extended until the 30th of April.

If you have not done so already, we invite you to submit your abstract through the conference website http://tiny.cc/egproc2017

Please share this information with other researchers who might be interested in the topic.

We look forward to having you in Galway, Ireland.

EGPROC 2017 organizing committee:
Denis O’Hora (denis.ohora@nuigalway.ie),
Arkady Zgonnikov (arkady.zgonnikov@nuigalway.ie),
Avril Hand (a.hand1@nuigalway.ie),
Santi Garcia (s.garciaguerrero1@nuigalway.ie)

If you ever wondered about EADM’s mission

The purpose of the Association is the advancement and diffusion of knowledge about human judgement and decision making and providing support for the exchange of information relating to this subject between the members and other associations throughout the world, as well as between members and other interested institutions and/or individuals. The Association is a non-profit organisation made up of interested researchers.

The Association aims to reach the goals mentioned above by:

  • the organisation and/or facilitation of meetings, workshops, summer-schools and conferences.
  • the promotion of scientific communication and research collaboration between members and between members and other scientists, policy makers, practitioners, and stakeholders.
  • the promotion of all (lawful) activities among members to help advise non-members (institutions and individuals) in accordance with the main goals of the Association.
  • co-operation with other associations and institutions within and outside Europe.

The specific activities of the EADM are:

  • the organisation of biannual conferences on Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making (SPUDM).
  • sponsoring the de Finetti Prize for promising PhD students.
  • sponsoring the Jane Beattie mid-career award in recognition of “innovation in decision research”, as broadly understood.
  • sponsoring the Wagenaar Award for travel to SPUDM
  • sponsoring the EADM/SJDM Jane Beattie travel award for travel to the SJDM annual conference.
  • supporting small-scale workshops.
  • organizing a bi-annual Summer-school on judgment and decision-making.
  • maintaining an electronic mailing list for EADM members.
  • maintaining a website featuring news and information for members and non-members
  • supporting the open access scientific journal Judgment and Decision Making, the journal of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) and the European Association for Decision Making (EADM).

The EADM Interview: Dirk Wulff

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1) Who are you, and what do you do?

My name is Dirk Wulff. I am a PostDoc at the Center for Adaptive Rationality at the Max Planck Institute of Human Development. I study experience-based decision making and semantic memory.

Within experienced-based decision making I focus quite a bit on exploration and information search. One aspect I am currently interested in is the impact of different stopping rules on the experiences that we make. We all know the problem of assessing the result of an experiment sample-by-sample. The same problem pertains to experience-based decision making. When we explore multiple options before making a choice, a stopping rule that is based on the perceived difference between the options will make the option appear more distinct then they actually are. What we experience can thus be influenced by what we wanted to experience.

Although I work mainly on decision making, I originally moved into research for my fascination with the study of semantic memory. Therefore, I feel lucky to be collaborating on a number of projects on the organization of semantic memory across the lifespan. One project that I find particularly cool is smallworldofwords.com. In this project researchers from many countries work together to obtain human-generated semantic networks for all words in 8 different languages. I help running the German version.

2) What do you consider your most important research tool(s) on your computer?

Hands down R. You have a new idea and you don’t know how it pans out – simulate it with R. You have a theory and you don’t whether it fits the data – model it with R. You have a nice result and want to show it exactly as you want to – plot it with R (base, not ggplot2). Writing code may actually be my favorite part of doing research – I mean aside from getting up late and coffee breaks – and R is perfect for it. Some time ago I also started using Python for natural language processing. The syntax is much more simple and elegant. Everything around the language, e.g., packages or available IDEs, is however nowhere near the convenience of using R (and RStudio).

3) What do you consider your most important research tool(s) outside of your computer?

A café. For some reason my mind is clearest, when working in my favorite café surrounded by chatting strangers. I sometimes joke that this is, because it lets me feel that I have a live outside of academia. The more likely reason however is: there is no Internet.

4) What is your favorite tip for getting writing done?

Force yourself. Or have someone else force you. Still desperately looking for alternative solutions.

Dirk’s CV

Favorite publication

Wulff, D. U., Hills, T. T., & Hertwig, R. (2015). How short- and long-run aspirations impact search and choice in decisions from experience. Cognition, 144, 29-37.

The EADM Interview: Peter Wakker

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1) Who are you, and what do you do?

I am the grandson of
http://people.few.eur.nl/wakker/miscella/private/myphotos/myfamily/myroots.jpg

I will convert all of mankind, including all statisticians, to Bayesianism.
I will introduce the idea of conservation of influence.

2) What do you consider your most important research tool(s) on your computer?  Delete-key.

3) What do you consider your most important research tool(s) outside of your computer?
Paper-shredder.

4)  What is your favorite tip for getting writing done?
Do not force yourself to write; it will not work.
Only forbid yourself to do anything other than writing.

Peter’s CV

The best paper that I ever co-authored was
Abdellaoui, Mohammed & Peter P. Wakker (2005). The Likelihood Method for Decision under Uncertainty. Theory and Decision, 58, 3–76.

It is also my least-cited paper. Explanation (to console myself): In those days the journal printed half per page what other journals did.  In another journal the paper would have taken 37 pages not 74.  No-one prints 74 pages for one paper.