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Abstract Over the last three decades our understanding of evacuee decision-making has become more mature and its importance better recognised. This has led to the production of a wide variety of models to assess evacuation performance and account for it in the design process. However, it would be a mistake to assume that the representation…
Abstract Dementia affects the individual’s ability to make decisions and to undertake everyday activities. When the individual who is living with dementia (the Person) does not have decisional capacity the Carer may need to make the decision. This can create a dilemma for Carers. Carer decision makers find their role challenging, stressful and they experience…
Abstract In one of the articles on experts’ and lay-people’s perceptions of toxicological principles, Kraus, Malmfors, and Slovic (1992) coined the expression ‘intuitive toxicology.’ The term describes how people relied on their senses of sight, taste or smell to detect toxicological risks before the science of risk analysis was introduced. Consumer products or substances in…
Abstract HRMC houses the largest behavioural insights team in the UK government. The team focuses on applying behavioural Insight to improve taxpayers experience and fund public services. The team has run more than 50 Randomised-Controlled Trials targeting different facets of taxpayers’ behaviour such as reminding taxpayers to file their tax return on time, encouraging uptake…
Details of individual seminars (abstracts and biography of speaker) will be added to this schedule as they become available. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Barbara Summers (bs@lubs.leeds.ac.uk) Date Time Room Speaker Title Affiliation 29th Jan 14:00-15:00 Charles Thackrah room 1.05  Vedran Lesic   Applying behavioural insights across HMRC:…
Unfortunately the Centre for Decision Research has had to cancel the following seminar, hopefully this event will be rescheduled for semester 2. Bio Vedran Lesic is a Senior Behavioural Insights and Trials Advisor within Behaviour, Insights and Research Team at the HM Revenue and Customs. He completed his doctoral degree on topic of “Understanding and…
Abstract Research on decision making and aging has shown that some decision-making skills decrease with age. Despite these age-related declines, no study has yet investigated the possibility of promoting improvements in decision-making skills in older adults. The present study was designed to address this gap  in  literature  by  examining  the  efficacy  of  a  metacognitive-strategy  decision-making …
Abstract In this group mentoring session, academics at all levels will be invited to ask Wändi questions about publishing, grant writing, research/teaching balance, work/life balance, job searches, promotions, career planning, or whatever else comes to mind.  She will answer questions based on her own experiences (see bio), but will also invite others to share their…
Abstract The internet has led to an increasing reliance on online reviews (i.e. electronic word-of-mouth) to inform consumption decisions. Yet there is evidence that some reviews are faked in order to manipulate the perceived quality of a good. This study tests whether removing 1-star and 5-star reviews changes evaluations of quality, and whether individuals appear to be applying…
Full details of the semester one CDR seminar series: Date (note) Time Room Speaker Title Affiliation 16 Oct 2019 (co-hosted with Economics Division) 14:00-15:00 Charles Thackrah 1.05 Neel Ocean Do people implicitly adjust for extreme online review score bias when evaluating quality? Economics, Leeds University Business School 30 Oct 2019 (co-hosted with Management Division) 14:00-15:00…