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London Judgement and Decision Making seminars

The LJDM seminar series is supported by

University College London

City University London

Originally established at UCL in the early 1970’s as a weekly Cognition and Reasoning seminar, it later became an intercollegiate seminar on Language and Cognition in the early 1980’s. 

The name LJDM was finally coined in 1990, and the group has been running seminars under this name ever since, with lecturers and researchers in and around the UK meeting on a regular basis to discuss judgment and decision making, judgments of likelihood, reasoning, thinking, problem solving, forecasting, risk perception and communication, and other related topics.

If you would like to present your research to the group or to suggest a speaker, please contact the organizers, Neil Bramley (neil.bramley.10@ucl.ac.uk) or Leonardo Cohen (l.cohen.12@ucl.ac.uk) or Eric Schulz (eric.schulz.13@ucl.ac.uk).

Unless specified otherwise, all seminars take place on Wednesdays at 5pm, in Room 313 at the Psychology Department, University College London (on the corner of Bedford Way, Gordon Square and Torrington Place, London WC1H 0AP). Map.

To get updates on the current schedule and weekly reminders of the seminars, please subscribe to the Risk and Decision mailing list.

All are welcome to attend.

Current Seminar Schedule

January – March 2015

14th January Effort values in decision-making
Magda Osman
Queen Mary University London
21st January Choice proliferation increases risk-taking and reduces choice deferral
Thomas Hills
University of Warwick
28th January Do humans make good decisions?
Chris Summerfield
University of Oxford
4th February Separable processes in the generation of random sequences
Rick Cooper
Birkbeck, University of London
11th February Confidence matching in group decision-making
Dan Bang
University of Oxford
18th February Reading week
No seminar 
25th February From Puzzles to Forecasts: A Choice Prediction Competition for Decisions under Risk and Ambiguity
Ido Erev
Technion and University of Warwick
4th March How do risk attitudes affect measured confidence?
Chris Starmer
University of Nottingham
11th March  Exploratory model construction in compositional spaces and the automatic statistician project
James Lloyd
University of Cambridge
18th March Loss aversion as a property of the experimental design, not the participant
Lukasz Walasek
University of Warwick
25th March Memory biases in risky decisions from experience
Elliot Ludvig
University of Warwick

Current abstracts

Full printable schedule (PDF)

Archive (past seminars)