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This paper uses Item Response Theory to develop new financial literacy scales and shows that they predict key indictors of financial well-being. Here is the Abstract: Ranyard, R., McNair, S., Nicolini, G., & Duxbury, D. (2020). An item response theory approach to constructing and evaluating brief and in‐depth financial literacy scales. We applied Item Response…
Josh Weller’s latest research paper sheds light on how the development of self-regulation links to decision  making competence. Here is the Abstract: Developmental trajectory classes in psychological dysregulation predict later decision-making competence. Addictive Behaviors.  Adolescence and emerging adulthood are developmental periods associated with increased risk taking, including increases in alcohol and substance use and antisocial behaviors….
Richard Hodgett and Sajid Siraj are delivering a free online event at Leeds Digital Festival on Tuesday 22nd September The big data and business analytics market size is expected to reach $512.04 billion by 2026 according to Allied Analytics LLP (2019). However, there are challenges ahead, including the enormous growth of data and capability to…
CDR welcomes Peter Ayton, who will be a new Director in CDR. Peter previously worked at City, University of London, where he also served as Head of the Psychology Department, Associate Dean for Research and Deputy Dean of Social Sciences. He has been a visiting scholar at Princeton University, Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of California…
CDR welcomes Dr Joshua Weller, who joins us from Tilburg University (The Netherlands), where he served as an Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology.  Josh received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2007.His research broadly focuses on how affective and cognitive processes contribute to decision-making and risk perceptions. More specifically, he studies…
Panos Stamolampros has a new paper investigating the informational value of online reviews posted by employees for their employer, a rather untapped source of online information from employees, using a sample of 349,550 reviews from 40,915 UK firms. We explore this novel form of electronic Word-of-Mouth (e-WOM) from different perspectives, namely: (i) its information content…
Yasmina Okan will contribute to a project that has received funding from the USC Roybal Center for Behavioral Interventions in Aging ($ 44,968). The project, led by Prof. Wändi Bruine de Bruin at the University of Southern California, will examine how to help hypertension patients to interpret blood pressure readings and motivate blood pressure control….
Yasmina Okan contributed to a digital event about “Research in Time of Crisis” organized by the Psychonomic Society. This event constitutes a platform for innovative ideas about how to do high-quality research quickly, and Yasmina discussed her contribution to a large global effort to assess people’s attitudes towards contact tracing policies to address Covid-19. The…
This paper provides findings of a recent trans-national research project on evacuation drills: this establishes the main limitations of existing drills, makes recommendations for future drills and proposes a programme of work for their implementation. Gwynne, S., Amos, M., Kinateder, M., Benichou, N., Boyce, K., van der Wal, C.N., Ronchi, E. (2020). The future of evacuation drills:…