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R. James Holzworth

Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Department of Psychology
406 Babbidge Road
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-1020

E-MAIL: jim.holzworth AT

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  • Wayne State University, College of Science, B.S., Biology and Psychology (1968)
  • Bowling Green State University, M.A., Psychology (1970), Ph.D., Psychology (1974)


Professional Interests

  • Human Judgment and Decision Making
  • Human Information Processing
  • Social Policy Analysis


Representative Research

Holzworth, J. (1996). Policy capturing with ridge regression. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 68, 171-179.

Price, J. M. & Holzworth, R. J. (1997). Participation patterns and impression formation in three communications media. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 41st Annual Meeting (pp. 762-766). Santa Monica, CA.

Mellor, S., Paley, M. J., & Holzworth, R. J. (1999). Fans’ judgments about the 1994-95 Major League Baseball players’ strike. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 34, 61-89.

Holzworth, R. J., & Wills, C. E. (1999). Nurses’ judgments regarding seclusion and restraint of psychiatric patients: A social judgment analysis. Research in Nursing and Health, 22, 189-201.

Holzworth, R. J. (2001a). Judgment analysis. In K. R. Hammond & T. R. Stewart (Eds.), The essential Brunswik: Beginnings, explications, applications (pp. 324-327). New York: Oxford University Press.

Holzworth, R. J. (2001b). Multiple cue probability learning. In K. R. Hammond & T. R. Stewart (Eds.), The essential Brunswik: Beginnings, explications, applications (pp. 348-350). New York: Oxford University Press.

O’Shea, D. P., Mellor, S., Holzworth, R. J., & LaHuis, D. M. (2002). On becoming a replacement worker: Financial need in relation to vacated positions, strike publicity, number of strikers, and threat of violence. Journal of Threat Assessment, 2(1), 67-84.

Mellor, S., Holzworth, R. J., & Conway, J. M. (2003). Individual unionization decisions: A multilevel model of cost-benefit influences. Experimental Psychology, 50(2), 142-154.

Holzworth, R. J., Marth, E., & Maryanski, F. (2003). Fair pay and fair play: Accountability in merit pay at the University of Connecticut. The Department Chair, 13(3), 23-25.

Stewart, T. R.,  Mumpower, J. L., & Holzworth, R. J.  (2012).  Learning to make selection and detection decisions: The roles of base rate and feedback.  Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 25, 522-533.