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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).

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.

Special Event: Daniel Kahneman at UCL on 12/12/14

The Lecture Series at the Psychology Society is organising an event in collaboration with Economics and Finance Society (EFS) which is of interest to researchers and academics in JDM.

Daniel Kahneman will be coming to UCL on Friday 12th December and will be interviewed by Paul Dolan from LSE. The event will take place at 2pm, at the Darwin B40 Lecture Room. UCL's Darwin Building, entrance through Malet Place.

For more details, please contact the EFS directly, also here.

Current Seminar Schedule

October – December 2014

1st October Why are we all here? The origins and history of LJDM
Peter Ayton1, Nigel Harvey2 and Larry Phillips3
1City University, 2University College London and 3London School of Economics
8th October  The role of expectancy in human Pavlovian Conditioning
Gabrielle Weidemann
University of Western Sydney
15th October Subjective and objective decision making in scientific peer review
Mike Peacey
University of Bristol and University of Bath
22nd October  Giving and probability
David Reinstein
University of Essex
29th October Testing sequential sampling models for preferential choices
Jörg Rieskamp
University of Basel
5th November Reading week
No seminar 
12th November The dynamics of evidence accumulation and choice
Takao Noguchi
University College London 
19th November Cancelled
26th November  Heuristics as special cases of Bayesian Inference
Paula Parpart
University College London
3rd December Separable processes in the generation of random sequences: Data and a model
Rick Cooper
Birkbeck, University of London
10th December Developmental differences in causal learning
Chris Lucas
University of Edinburgh

Current abstracts

Full printable schedule (PDF)

Archive (past seminars)