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Susan Joslyn

Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Washington
Participates in 2 items
Susan Joslyn is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington. She is a cognitive psychologist whose research is on decision-making under uncertainty, such as those involving severe weather, climate change, and medical treatment. Her highly interdisciplinary approach makes important theoretical contributions to the psychology of decision-making into decision-making in real-world situations, as well as having implications for best practices in uncertainty communication techniques in several domains. The American Psychological Association recognized the quality of her work with a New Investigator Award in 1999 and a Best Paper Award in 2012. She serves on the Pacific Northwest Integrated Weather Team and the Advisory Board for the Alliance for Integrative Approaches to Extreme Weather Events.

Sessions in which Susan Joslyn participates

Thursday 27 May, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:50 AM
10:50 AM EDT - 12:05 PM EDT | 1 hour 15 minutes

This lecture will describe a research program directed at uncovering the cognitive mechanisms involved in non-expert understanding and use of information to make decisions under uncertainty. It will begin by providing background on the key principles of human information processing, including its strengths and limitations, that form the basis of the cognitive approach. Then it will focus on issues related to decision-making under uncertainty, from an applied perspective, in the context of wea...