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Human Judgment and Decision Making

Explores factors related to how individuals form judgments and make decisions. This is explored in both basic and applied research.


Current Studies

  • wholistic and analytical processing strategies on visual and verbal tasks: a cross-cultural comparison
  • using biographical data to measure differences in individual preference for analytical and wholistic judgment strategies
  • tests of cognitive continuum theory with performance appraisal, visual discrimination, and art judgment tasks
  • efficient designs for the study of judgment strategies
  • relationship between learning styles and cognitive style
  • emotions and emotional labor and decision making
  • communicating effect size information



  • Dev Dalal*
  • Alec Calvo
  • Susan Zhu


*Dev Dalal has joined the faculty at University of Albany, SUNY.