Decision Processes Colloquia: 2013-2014

Location: 265 JMHH
Time: 12:00 – 1:20 PM (unless otherwise noted)

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Spring 2014

Date Speaker Abstract/Paper
Monday, January 27, 2014


Alex Imas
Social and Decision Sciences Fellow
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
The Realization Effect: Risk-Taking After Realized Versus Paper Losses

  • Abstract
Monday, February 03, 2014 Christopher Olivola
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Decision-by-Sampling: A Utility-Free Theory of Decision Making

Monday, February 10, 2014 Margaret Anne McConnell
Assistant Professor of Global Health Economics
Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University
To Charge or Not to Charge: Evidence from a Health Products Experiment in Uganda

Monday, March 03, 2014 Daniel Ames
Professor, Management Division
Columbia Business School, Columbia University
In Search of the Right Touch: The Psychology of Interpersonal Assertiveness

Monday, March 17, 2014 Steven Sloman
Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences
Brown University
Causal Models and Intervention in Counterfactual Reasoning, Decision Making, and Judgment

Monday, March 24, 2014


Daylian Cain
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
Yale School of Management, Yale University

  • Abstract
Monday, March 31, 2014 Ryan Hamilton
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Goizueta Business School, Emory University
I’ll Be Honest, This Won’t Be the Best Talk You’ve Ever Heard: The Use of Dispreferred Markers in Word-of-Mouth Communication

Monday, April 07, 2014 Joshua Knobe
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Department of Psychology, Yale University
Moral Judgment and Counterfactual Reasoning

Monday, April 14, 2014 Constantine Sedikides
Professor of Social and Personality Psychology
Centre for Research on Self and Identity, School of Psychology, University of Southampton
The Existential Gravitas of Nostalgia

Monday, April 21, 2014

Location: 340 JMHH

Distinguished Lecturer
Chip Heath

Thrive Foundation for Youth Professor of Organizational Behavior
Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Adventures in Decision Coaching

FALL 2013

Date Speaker Abstract/Paper
Monday, September 16, 2013 David Tannenbaum
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles
Choice Architecture and Social Inference

Monday, September 23, 2013 Steven Clark
Professor, Psychology
University of California, Riverside
The Empirical and Theoretical Evolution of Eyewitness Identification Reform

Monday, September 30, 2013 Thomas Gilovich
Irene Blecker Rosenfeld Professor of Psychology
Cornell University
Getting the Most for Your Money: The Hedonic Return on Experiential and Material Purchases

Monday, October 07, 2013 Yesim Orhun
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Systematic Differences in Beliefs about Others in Strategic Interactions

Monday, October 14, 2013 Damon M. Centola
Associate Professor
Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania
Social Science Online: Experimental Designs for Studying Norm Change

Monday, October 21, 2013 Stephen Spiller
Assistant Professor, Marketing
Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles
Discrepant Beliefs About Quality Versus Taste

Monday, October 28, 2013 Bertram Malle
Professor of Psychology
Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, Brown University
A Theory of Blame: Conceptual Framework, Cognitive Processes, and Social Act

Monday, November 04, 2013 Daniel Benjamin
Associate Professor
Economics Department, Cornell University
The Promises and Pitfalls of Genoeconomics

Monday, November 11, 2013 Elke Weber
Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business
Columbia Business School, Columbia University
The Psychology of Preference Construction: Implications for Environmental Policy

Monday, November 25, 2013


Elizabeth Levy Paluck
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Princeton University
Changing Climates of Conflict: Social Network Experiments on Influence, Norms, and Behavior

Monday, December 02, 2013 Taya Cohen
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory
Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Moral Character in the Workplace: A Three‐Month Work Diary Study

Monday, December 09, 2013 Richard Larrick
Michael W. Krzyzewski University Professor in Leadership, Professor of Management
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Using Choice Architecture to Design Better Energy Metrics