Ambiguity attitudes in qualitative contexts: The role of prior beliefs

People are averse to ambiguity in a lot of real-world reasoning situations, in part because they are pessimistic about the outcomes

Risking everything in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: An analogue decision-making study

An experiment examined decision-making processes among nonclinical participants with low or high levels of OCD symptomatology (N=303). To better simulate the decision environments that are most likely to be problematic for clients with OCD, we …

Base rate neglect and conservatism in probabilistic reasoning: Insights from eliciting full distributions

We disentangled base rate neglect and conservatism and found that most people show both but there is a lot of heterogeneity

The exploration advantage: Children's instinct to explore allows them to find information that adults miss

Humans have a long childhood in comparison to all other species. Across disciplines, researchers agree that humans’ prolonged immaturity is integral to our unique intelligence. The studies presented here support the hypothesis that human beings’ …


Making choices in a complex world