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SPUDM25

25th SUBJECTIVE PROBABILITY, UTILITY, AND DECISION MAKING CONFERENCE

Barbara Mellers is currently the George I. Heyman University Professor, University of Pennsylvania with cross appointments in the Marketing Department at the Wharton School and the Psychology Department.

She was trained in psychology and studies how people make judgments and decisions. Her work has addressed questions about what we perceive as fair, how emotions and surprise influence choice, when the context and the response mode shape judgments and decisions, and why people violate principles of rationality. She has written over 100 scientific papers and has received funding from the National Science Foundation for over 20 years.

She is currently a PI on a large-scale study sponsored by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity that examines ways to improve geopolitical forecasts, what individual difference variables predict good forecasting, what elicitation methods should be used, and what aggregation methods are most accurate.